The NSW Government funds the ongoing maintenance of Boyds Bay Bridge to ensure safety and improve the journey of road users and pedestrians.
JUL 2019Essential maintenance commences
The NSW Government is funding essential maintenance to ensure Boyds Bay Bridge continues serving the community and motorists for years to come.
Motorists using Minjungbal Drive will notice increased activity on Boyds Bay Bridge in Tweed Heads over the coming months as the next stage of essential maintenance work begins.
The second stage of work to strengthen the supports started in July 2019 and involves delivering concrete from the bridge deck to workers and divers below.
One lane will be closed northbound during work hours, to provide an area for the concrete trucks and concrete pumps located above the workers.
The timing for this work is dependent on the tide, and will be carried out for about four hours per day on one or two days each week until early in 2020.
Southbound traffic will be unaffected and the Kennedy Drive exit will remain open. Every effort will be taken to avoid impacts during peak hours, to minimise disruption to northbound motorists.
The final stages of the project will involve placing rock in the river bed to protect the bridge from erosion, and is scheduled for mid-2020.
Boyds Bay Bridge was built over Terranora Creek in Tweed Heads in 1985. The eight-span concrete bridge provides a vital link across Terranora Creek and is used by almost 30,000 motorists each day.
The bridge was built to replace the original Boyds Bay Bridge, which was completed and opened to traffic in 1934. The original bridge, which was part of the Pacific Highway, was a steel and concrete girder structure with a vertical lift span.