Colemans Bridge

Colemans Bridge

The NSW Government funds the ongoing maintenance of Colemans Bridge, over Leycester Creek in Lismore, to ensure safety and improve the journey of road users and pedestrians.

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NOV 2019

NOV 2019Start of work

The NSW Government is funding essential maintenance on Colemans Bridge to ensure it continues servicing the community for years to come.

Roads and Maritime Services will carry out the work, which will involve restressing the stress laminated timber deck, strengthening trusses, replacing the existing traffic barrier, repairing the bridge surface and walkways and repainting the bridge truss and walkway handrails

The project’s Review of Environmental Factors (REF) (PDF, 14.1Mb) was displayed for public comment in July 2019. A submissions report (PDF, 1.55Mb) has been prepared. Based on feedback we received we will also be including lighting along the pedestrian walkway.

Consequently, major work will start on Monday 18 November and will take about eight months to complete, weather permitting. We will be working from 7am to 6pm Monday to Friday.

More information is available in the November 2019 project notification (PDF, 308Kb).

Project Information

Colemans Bridge, which was built in 1908, is a Dare truss bridge located in the Lismore CBD. The bridge is approached by Union Street (to the south-west) and Bridge Street (to the north) and in combination with Fawcett Bridge, provides an important link between the Lismore CBD and South Lismore, as well as allied townships and farmland to the south and west.

The central twin-cylinder wrought and cast iron pier, constructed c.1884, was part of the previous bridge that was removed.

Roads and Maritime is developing plans to carry out strengthening and maintenance on the bridge.

The project is expected to start in the second half of 2019 and will include:

  • Re-stressing of the stress laminated timber (SLT) deck
  • Replacing the bridge road surface
  • Repairing the walkway
  • Strengthening of the top chord of the bridge
  • Replacing the traffic barrier
  • Repairing localised steel bottom chord corrosion
  • Repairing the timber trestle pier
  • Repainting of the bridge to restore the appropriate heritage bridge colours.

review of environmental factors (REF) for the project has been developed.

Project documents


Contact us

To receive updates about work on the bridge or for further information please contact:

Phone: 6642 9941 (business hours)


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