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Building bridges.

Batemans Bay Bridge

A much-needed new bridge over the Clyde river in Batemans Bay.

The new bridge has improved connectivity in and around Batemans Bay for emergency services, motorists, freight, pedestrians and cyclists. Importantly the new bridge height allows for uninterrupted access for boats up to 12 metres.

The scope included the construction of a new four-lane bridge and demolition of the old bridge in a high-risk marine park environment and close proximity to the thriving local oyster industry. 

After two years, two COVD lockdowns, two significant flood events and the state’s worst ever bushfires, the bridge fully opened ahead of schedule in September 2021. 

  • Customer
    Transport for NSW
  • Location
    Batemans Bay, New South Wales
  • Specialisation
    Roads & bridges
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John holland
John holland
The original 65-year old bridge was dismantled and parts were used for an art installation on the river foreshore.
Before the bridge was opened to traffic, a community event was held where around 3,000 locals walked across the new bridge to mark the occasion.
The bridge includes 30,000 tonnes of concrete, 2,700 tonnes of Australian made reinforcing steel and there were 166 bridge segments manufactured on site to construct the bridge.


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