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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.

Federation Bridge Closure 

Residents and Landholders are advised that repair works to the Federation Bridge Flood Gauge are to be carried out on 14 February 2018 from 10am to 1pm, weather permitting. 

The work zone will close the entire bridge therefore, Murwillumbah Road will be closed at the Bridge for the duration of the works. 

Traffic will not be permitted on Federation Bridge during the proposed works because a crane will be placed on the road closing both lanes. 

Access to properties will not be interrupted however, an alternative route will be required. The attached map shows the proposed alternative routes available. 

Council regrets any inconvenience caused by these essential works. Should you require any further information or assistance with regard to this matter, please do not hesitate to contact James Flockton at a time of your convenience on 02 6626 7158. 

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.


Durrumbul #2 Causeway - Due to the rain over the past few days and with more rain forecast over the weekend, we will be removing the safety barriers and pedestrian walkway for safety reasons and to preserve them from washing down the river. 

The Roads & Bridge Engineer will be at the site with Council staff at 3pm this afternoon, 1 December 2017, to ensure the safety of school children using the walkway. After the school peak usage time, Council will be removing the items. 

The Roads & Bridge Engineer will also notify residents via email and phone the school to advise of the walkway's removal.  



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