Yango Creek Road Bridge
- Project typeBridge replacement
- Project scheduleDesign completion June 2022; Construction July 2022 to February 2023.
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.
This project forms part of Council's Operational Plan. You can find it within the Operational Plan with the Project ID CBS 2017 004.
Scope of works
The existing bridge will be replaced with a new concrete 2 lane bridge on approximately the same alignment and level as the existing bridge. A temporary bridge will be in place during the construction period. The existing bridge will be demolished and the new bridge construction undertaken.
Features of the works include:
- New road approaches
- Erosion and sediment control
- Retaining structure
- Pavements and pavement markings
- Signage and lighting
Design and construction
October 2022 update
Construction has commenced on site for the replacement of the existing Yango Creek Road bridge.
A temporary road and bridge is being installed adjacent to the exiting bridge and traffic is expected to be diverted onto the new bridge on Monday 7 November 2022, weather permitting.
Traffic flow will be one-way only and will be controlled by traffic lights at each end.
The timing and operation of the traffic lights will be monitored to ensure appropriate traffic flow is achieved.
Residents and emergency services will be notified prior to traffic switchover.
The project is expected to be completed by end March 2023, weather permitting.
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.