Second barge to cause traffic delays in Batemans Bay today


An impression of what the new bridge will look like. Image courtesy Transport NSW. 

The community is advised of the arrival of a second barge to assist with work on the Batemans Bay Bridge replacement project.

The barge left Brisbane River on Tuesday 6 August and was safely moored in Jervis Bay due to high winds and large sea swells.

It is planned to arrive in Clyde River today.

A lift opening is scheduled for between 1.15pm and 1.45pm today, weather permitting, and will take about 20 minutes.

A lift is required at this time to minimise impacts to motorists during peak travel periods and to make use of favourable tide and weather conditions.

The lift may cause delays along the Princes and Kings highways and other local roads.

If conditions are not suitable for the lift, the community will be notified of a new date and time.

The sister barge, named AMS1807, will support the current barge, named AMS1803, in building the Batemans Bay Bridge replacement project.

Both barges will be on the Clyde River for the duration of the project.

 Transport for NSW has invited local students to witness the second barge travelling under the existing bridge and take a tour of the project site in Batemans Bay.