Contract won for Nelligen Bridge detailed design, NSW

The NSW Government has announced the successful tenderer to design the 325-metre bridge north of the existing Kings Highway Bridge on the Clyde River in Nelligen.The NSW Government has announced the successful tenderer to design the 325-metre Nelligen Bridge on the Clyde River in Nelligen, New South Wales.

Cardno (NSW/ACT) Pty Ltd has won the contract to design the new structure, which will be built north of the existing Kings Highway Bridge.

Member for Bega Andrew Constance said the bridge will have a 100-year life span and includes improved urban design around its foreshore.

“The existing bridge built in 1964 was revealed to be deteriorating in underwater inspections carried out by Roads and Maritime Services. That’s why it’s so important this new bridge is built for the safety of motorists, pedestrians and cyclists,” said Mr. Constance.

“The Kings Highway approaches to the bridge will be upgraded on both sides of the river and more room will be provided for boat parking.”

Work on the bridge is scheduled to start in 2019 with the project expected to be open to traffic in 2020, after which the old bridge will be removed.

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