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Bridges and Causeways

Bridge works completed - current financial year


Belongil Creek Bridge – 15 piles repaired, hybrid corrosion protection system installed, silane coating applied, traffic barriers treated and painted

Helen Street Footbridge (South Golden Beach)– timber superstructure – water blasted, caulked, painted, minor repairs and disability handrails replaced

South Arm Bridge – Walkway (Brunswick Heads) – deck replaced, handrail repaired, approaches enhanced

James Bridge – deck planks replaced

Bangalow Weir Footbridge – closed until further notice

The Pocket Bridge – steel barrier rail repaired

Works in progress 

Pioneer Bridge – steel barrier rails being replaced

Eureka Road Bridge – embankment failure, detail rectification design underway

Booyong Bridge, Parkers Bridge, James Bridge, O'Mearas Bridge, Scarrabelottis Bridge - all 5 bridges to be replaced with surplus Australian Defence Force modular steel bridges. The bridge components have been delivered to the Shire. The design for this projects is well underway, with tenders to go out soon. Construction is expected to start in 2018.

Replace Blindmouth Creek Crossing - Designs have been completed, tender process to start soon. Construction expected in mid 2018.

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 Beach Road


       15 rigid

30 articulated

Jan 2016

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




Load Limit Current (Tonne)

When Load Limit Came into Effect

Contact Person


Left Bank Rd 2.5 13 Oct 2017 Daniel Strzina



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