Yango Creek Road Bridge

  • Project typeBridge replacement
  • Project scheduleDesign early 2021; Construction late 2021
Photo of existing Yango Creek Road Bridge

Background

Council has resolved to replace Yango Creek Road Bridge at Wollombi. It provides an essential point of access for residents, visitors and tourists and is heavily relied on by local business for the transportation of cattle and equine, and for viticulture and agriculture operations.

The bridge is constructed of ageing timber beams and currently has a reduced load limit. In addition, it is overtopped during flood events which isolates the community. The final design will include an open load limit, a pedestrian path and have a life span of over 75 years.


Location

Council secured Federal Government funding in 2020 under the Bridges Renewal Program as well as the NSW Government’s Disaster Relief Funding for the replacement of the bridge and the road approaches. 

Aerial map of Yango Creek Bridge location


Funding

Council secured Federal Government funding in 2020 under the Bridges Renewal Program as well as the NSW Government’s Disaster Relief Funding for the replacement of the bridge and the road approaches.


Scope of work

Construction of the new bridge includes approach roads, temporary side-track, fencing, drainage, erosion and sediment control, retaining structure, pavements, road and landscaping, pavement markings, signage and lighting.


Design 

(May - July 2021) 

Council is ready and will tender for the design and construction of the new bridge and approach roadworks in early 2021.


Construction 

(August 2021 - January 2022) 

Temporary bridge construction and existing bridge demolition will occur between August and Sept 2021. New bridge construction and temporary bridge demolition will occur between October 2021 and January 2022.