Update - Lambs Valley Bridge - Lyndhurst Rd
Council is undertaking construction work to replace Lambs Valley Bridge on Lyndhurst Road between the 8 August 2022 and 19 September 2022, weather permitting.
The old timber bridge has shown signs of deterioration that is beyound reasonable repair. The existing bridge will be replaced with a concrete culvert at a cost of $309K and has been funded through the NSW Government’s Fixing Country Bridges program.
Bridge Renewal Program
Council has implemented a Bridge Renewal Strategy that is progressively replacing or renewing aged timber bridges throughout the Armidale region, with 32 structures identified for the program.
To date, the program has been funded through the Federal Government’s Bridges Renewal Program, the NSW Government’s Stronger Regions Fund and the NSW Government’s Fixing Country Bridges Program.
Pipeclay Gully Bridge –Weirs Road
Branch Creek Bridge – Lower Creek Road
1st Culvert - Herbert Park Road
Station Creek Bridge (site locally known as House Creek) - Wongwibinda Road
Maiden Creek Bridge – Wongwibinda Road
Hiscox Creek Bridge - Puddledock Road
Abington Creek Bridge – Boorolong Road
Boundary Creek Bridge – Rockvale Road
Wollomombi River Bridge – Rockvale Road
Shingle Hut Bridge - Castledoyle Road
Pint Pot Bridge - Rockvale Road
Dumaresq Creek Bridge - Cookes Road
Martin's Gully Bridge - Shambrook Avenue
Bridges to be replaced:
Laura Creek Bridge on Baldersleigh Rd - Detailed design phase has identified that the concrete causeways approaching the bridge require replacement in conjunction with the bridge replacement. Additional funding is being sought to cover the additional scope.
Bakers Creek Bridge on Old Hillgrove Rd - Design phase is complete. Due to the impacts of COVID-19 and the significant increase in construction cost additional funds are being sought before construction will commence.
Boorolong Creek Bridge on Boorolong Rd - Design phase is complete. Due to the impacts of COVID-19 and the significant increase in construction cost additional funds are being sought before construction will commence.
Council has recently applied for funding for replacement of a further 10 timber bridges under Round 2 of the Fixing County Bridges Program. Notification regarding the outcome of the applications are anticipate in the coming months.