Artists impression of the new Nelligen Bridge

Nelligen Bridge Replacement

The Nelligen Bridge Replacement project will provide a new two lane bridge on the Kings Highway over the Clyde River at Nelligen.

The $148 million project is funded by the NSW Government.

Major work started in early 2021 and the new bridge is expected to be open to traffic by late 2023, weather permitting. Project completion, including removal of the old bridge is expected to be late 2024.

Project update

Latest news

JUN 2022

JUN 2022Temporary traffic changes on the Kings Highway

Traffic on the Kings Highway between Wharf and Reid streets will be moved south onto temporary pavement from around 12pm Thursday 23 June until late 2022, weather permitting.

This will allow new road pavement to be built on the western side of the new bridge.

Road users are advised to drive to conditions, allow five minutes additional travel time and follow the direction of signs and traffic control.

For more information, please view the June 2022 resident notification (PDF, 375Kb).

MAY 2022

MAY 2022View the latest project update and visit us at the markets

All bridge piers in the river are now complete and we have installed super-T girders across 8 of the 11 bridge spans. View the May 2022 project update (PDF, 1.75Mb) to find out more about what's been happening and what's coming up on the project. This includes information on building the bridge deck and railings, how we are engaging with the community and a snapshot on some of our female workers.

We will also be at the Nelligen Community Hall Markets on Saturday 14 May between 9am and 1pm at the Mechanics Institute Hall in Nelligen. Come and meet the team!.

MAY 2022

MAY 2022Temporary traffic changes on the Kings Highway postponed

Traffic on the Kings Highway between Wharf and Reid streets will soon be moved south onto temporary pavement as part of the project. This work was originally planned from Wednesday 11 May but has been postponed due to inclement weather. A new date will be provided in the coming weeks.

MAR 2022

MAR 2022Out of hours work extended

We will be continuing to work outside of standard construction hours to carry out some existing and new work activities more safely and efficiently. Nearby residents will be notified prior to any out of hours work starting.

For more information, including a summary of out of hours work activities, view the March 2022 resident notification (PDF, 490Kb).

FEB 2022

FEB 2022Upcoming changes on the Kings Highway

Temporary traffic changes will be in place on the Kings Highway between Wharf and Reid streets from Monday 14 February until Friday 25 February, weather permitting. This includes a single lane closure, stop/slow traffic conditions and a 40km/h speed limit.

Work will be carried out during standard work hours. Traffic changes will be in place day and night for the duration of the work.

Road users are advised to drive to conditions, allow five minutes additional travel time and follow the direction of signs and traffic control.

For more information, please view the February resident notification (PDF, 610Kb).

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Project information

The NSW Government is investing $148 million for the construction of a replacement bridge on the Kings Highway over the Clyde River at Nelligen in New South Wales.

The Kings Highway plays an important role as the key east-west route for commuters and freight between the ACT / Queanbeyan region and the NSW far south coast. At a local level, the highway connects Nelligen and greater Eurobodalla region to employment, health and education resources in the ACT / Queanbeyan region.

The new bridge will provide safer and more reliable journeys on the Kings Highway for motorists, freight, pedestrians and cyclists.

Seymour Whyte Constructions has been awarded the construction contract for the project and major work started in early 2021.

The new bridge is expected to be open to traffic by late 2023, weather permitting, and the project is expected to be completed by late 2024.

The new 349 metre long bridge will include the following:

  • 3.7 metre wide traffic lanes in each direction
  • 2.5 metre wide shoulders in each direction
  • A two metre wide pedestrian path on the southern side of the bridge with connections to Thule Road on the eastern side of the river and the existing footpath on Braidwood Street on the western side of the river
  • Upgrades to the Kings Highway approaches to the new bridge on both sides of the river
  • A new intersection between the Kings Highway and Maisies Lane
  • Upgraded intersections between on Kings Highway at Bridge View Road and Old Nelligen Road
  • Relocation of the existing bus stop and installation of a new shelter
  • The project will improve safety for motorists, pedestrians and cyclists by providing an improved curve on the eastern side of the bridge, wider lanes and shoulders and safety barriers between the road and footpath
  • A new bridge will provide a safe and reliable crossing over the Clyde River and will be built with a 100 year bridge design life
  • The project will provide better and more reliable trips for people, business and freight particularly for those travelling on the Kings Highway between Batemans Bay and Canberra
  • The project will also improve urban design and access around the river’s foreshore with a new community space and viewing area to be built on the western abutment of the existing bridge

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4 December 2020

Bridge over Clyde River at Nelligen on the way

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15 October 2018

Call for tenders to build new Nelligen Bridge

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Contact us

For further information, please contact the project team on:

Phone: 1800 334 541

Email: nelligenbridge@seymourwhyte.com.au

Mail: Nelligen Bridge, PO Box 477, Wollongong NSW 2520

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