Transport for NSW has built a new Charleyong Bridge over the Mongarlowe River, Charleyong. The bridge is located on Main Road 92 connecting Braidwood and Nowra via Nerriga. The project was jointly funded, with the NSW Government allocating $18 million and the Australian Government allocating $5 million for the project. Funding for the project forms part of the NSW Government’s Bridges for the Bush Program.
NOV 2020Demolition of old Charleyong Bridge
Preparation work for demolition of the old timber bridge is set to start in December 2020.More information
This is the first stage of demolition and will include site establishment, construction of a crane pad and assembly of bridge supports for stability.
Once preparation work is complete, the project team will start demolition in early 2021 which will be carried out by lifting pieces of the old bridge out individually by crane. Demolition is expected to be complete by mid-2021.
The project team is currently in consultation with key stakeholders to finalise the heritage interpretation strategy which will see elements of the old bridge displayed in a local museum and the retainment of the stone bridge abutments.
JUN 2020New Charleyong Bridge project complete
Construction of the new Charleyong Bridge and road approaches has now been completed with new road and bridge now opened up to 100 km/h.More information
The new Charleyong Bridge was officially opened on Monday 9 March.
Safety has been improved along this section of Nerriga Road through wider traffic lanes and improved road approaches.
The new bridge allows Higher Mass Limit vehicles to use this important route between the Southern Tablelands and the South Coast.
The old timber bridge structure is unsafe for vehicle or pedestrian access and it remains closed.
Demolition of existing bridge
Safety and environmental considerations have delayed the start of demolition work.
Demolition of the existing timber bridge is expected to start in early 2021 after the Macquarie Perch spawning season with completion expected by mid-2021. We will update the community in advance of this work.
In the coming months the project team will consult key stakeholders to further develop the heritage interpretation strategy, in which bridge elements will be provided for a display in a local museum while the stone bridge abutments will be retained.
Transport for NSW thanks the community for their patience and apologises for any inconvenience while work is carried out.
- increased safety due to wider traffic lanes and improved road approaches
- ability for Higher Mass Limit vehicles to use the bridge
- reduction in expensive and ongoing maintenance costs
- timber from the existing bridge will be treated and recycled for use by industry.
- construction of a new bridge upstream of current bridge location on improved alignment
- construction of about one kilometre of sealed approach roads
- removal of tight unsealed curves
- approach to tie in with Nerriga Road immediately west of Tomboye Road intersection
- removal of the existing bridge.
A number of improvements were made to the design after the Review of Environmental Factors was displayed in July 2016. These changes include the addition of two u-turn bays and new pavement for a longer design life.
Please view or download the revised detailed design.
Transport for NSW will continue to work closely with key stakeholders to further develop the heritage interpretation strategy.
Demolition of the old timber bridge is expected to start in early 2021, following the Macquarie Perch spawning season.
The community will be kept informed as the project progresses.
For further information, please contact Transport for NSW Project Manager.
Phone: 1800 812 708
Post: PO Box 477 Wollongong NSW 2520