Navigation Restriction - Murray River, Barham - Barham - Koondrook Bridge maintenance

Murray River, Barham
Daylight hours - Monday 15 February to late May 2021 


Transport for NSW advises vessel operators that maintenance work will be conducted on  the Barham – Koondrook Bridge, which spans the Murray River at Barham, during daylight hours from Monday 15 February to late May 2021.

Maintenance on the Bridge will include the installation of scaffolding around the bridge piers and the use of vessels during the above times which may affect navigation. 

Work on the bridge will only occur during daylight hours, however the scafollidng and barges will remain in position overnight and will be appropriately marked and lit.


Spans of the bridge affected by maintenance may be temporaily closed to navigation, and if so will be marked by channel blocked markers or buoyage and patrolled by authorised officers. The bridge maintenance will not result in a loss of functionality to the bridges lift span.

Any closed (blocked) channel will be marked during the day by a series of three shapes in a vertical line comprising ball – triangle – ball, and during the night by a series of three lights in a vertical line comprising red – green – red.

The waters affected are subject to a signposted four (4) knot speed limit under normal conditions, however vessel operators must also ‘minimise wash’ in the vicinity of the bridge as a result of the works.

All vessel operators and persons using the waters specified above should keep a proper lookout, comply with local buoyage and signage, and exercise extreme caution when navigating near the works.

River level conditions can be found at


Transport for NSW advises:

  1. Persons within the vicinity of the works must comply with any directions given by a Boating Safety Officer or Police Officer in relation to the Special Event or to marine safety. Failure to comply with any such direction is an offence (Marine Safety Act 1998, 15A - Maximum Penalty $3,300.00)
  2. Vessels are required to maintain a safe distance and speed from the works and operators are reminded that the production of wash which impacts unreasonably on the works is an offence (Cl 11(2) of the Marine Safety Regulation 2016) - Maximum Penalty $5,500.00)


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For further information concerning this Navigation Advice, please refer to the project information website, or contact the TfNSW (Maritime Infoline) on 131 236 from 8.30am to 5.30pm Monday to Friday, and 8.30am to 4.30pm on weekends and Public Holidays. 


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