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Eureka Road Bridge to be Closed for 3 to 5 days

Update as at: 23 March 2017

Eureka Road Bridge will need to be temporarily closed for three to five days from 10 April, subject to weather and progress.  The temporary closure is required to allow geotechnical drilling and survey tasks to help determine repairs to the embankment failure.

The investigation work has been scheduled to occur during NSW school holidays so not to affect school buses.

The Eureka Road Bridge currently has a 15 Tonne Load Limit and traffic control measures are in place.

Locally the bridge is known as Bennies Bridge, as it crosses Bennies Creek just south of the intersection with Beacons Road.

Alternate routes for light vehicles include:

  • Binna Burra Road which has O’Mearas Bridge load limited to 15 Tonne
  • Springvale Road which is currently being repaired since the 2016 flood damage.

Heavy vehicles should seek alternative routes.

Byron Shire Council apologies for the inconvenience these works may have on motorists and nearby residents.


For further information on the project, contact Byron Shire Council’s Engineer - Bridges, Shane Pearce, on 6626 7072 or


Eureka Road Bridge Load Limit Reduced to 15 tonnes

Update as of: 3 March 2017

Eureka Road Bridge load limit will be reduced to under 15 tonnes (gross vehicle mass) from Monday, 6 March.

The speed limit has also been reduced to 20 km per hour.

Signage and traffic control is in place at the bridge location. Interim speed humps will be installed to encourage low speeds.

An embankment slip has occurred at the site and independent geotechnical engineers have recommended the interim safety measures. Planning is underway for geotechnical investigations to identify options for the stabilisation of the landslip.

At 15 tonnes, school bus services, waste collection vehicles and emergency services vehicles will not be affected.

An interim set of traffic lights installed last week have been decommissioned after expensive batteries were stolen with the aid of cutting tools.

Council would appreciate if anyone has witnessed this theft, knowledge about the theft, or sees future tampering with safety equipment and signs, to  report it to the Police and Council staff.

Council apologises for the inconvenience to the travelling public and appreciates your cooperation.

Byron Shire Council has bridge Load Limits in place for bridges as follows:



Council Road Chainage at Bridge (m)

Load Limit Current (Tonne)

When Load Limit Came into Effect


Booyong Road

4700- 4740


Dec 2015


Eureka Road



3 March 2017


Booyong Road





Binna Burra Road



15 Sept 2016


Friday Hut Road



Dec 2015


Scarrabelottis Road


10 * 

Oct 2015

South Arm

South Arm Road


       15 rigid

30 articulated

Jan 2016

*Vehicles up to 12.5 Tonne may be permitted subject to a Permit issued by Council.


For further information on the project, contact Byron Shire Council’s Engineer - Bridges, Shane Pearce, on 6626 7072 or