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Maintenance works for South Arm Bridge and Helen Street Footbridge

Maintenance bridge works on South Arm Bridge, Brunswick Heads and the Helen Street Footbridge, South Golden Beach, will soon start.

The South Arm Bridge will have the deteriorated walkway timber ply deck panels and timber kerbs replaced with non-slip fibreglass panels and recycled plastic edging.

The walkway works will start at the end of May and are expected to take about five days to complete.

The South Arm Bridge walkway will be closed to the public during the works, however, nearby pedestrian access will be available.

At the Helen Street Footbridge, preventative maintenance on the timber bridge will start on Monday 5 June and take about five days to complete.

The work includes graffiti removal, replacement of broken handrails and spindles, split kerb timbers and cracked joint seals. Water blasting to remove mould and dirt will take place followed by applying two coats of sealant to accessible timber surfaces.

The footbridge will remain open to the public during the work.

Residents may experience very short delays in crossing the footbridge during some of the works and Council apologises for the inconvenience and appreciates residents’ cooperation.

The Helen Street footbridge was built in 2009 and provides a local link for pedestrians and cyclists.

Enquiries can be made with Byron Shire Council bridge engineer, Shane Pearce by phoning 6626 7072 or email

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Byron Shire Council
Ph: 02 6626 7320

Byron Shire is located at Australia's eastern-most point with a population of almost 29,000. It is a thriving community where residents and visitors live, work and play in a sustainable environment and where Council strives to deliver the highest standard of local government services and infrastructure.