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Lindsay River Bridge (Western Explorer) road closure and detour

To keep everyone safe while we work, Norfolk Road, part of the Western Explorer touring route, is closed at the Lindsay River Bridge at all times until late August 2022.

If you're travelling between Temma and Corinna you will need to detour via Corinna Road and Blackwater Road.

From September the bridge will be open under traffic management until the project is finished in late September 2022.

Please allow extra travel time while the detour is in place, keep to speed limits and follow the directions of traffic controllers and signs.

Click on the Lindsay River Bridge detour map to view in full size.

UPDATED Lindsay River Bridge detour map July 2022

1About the project

In October 2021, an inspection conducted on Lindsay River Bridge found that one of the timber beams had suffered structural damage.

We did emergency repairs in November 2021 and reopened the bridge to light vehicles, with a load-limit of 5 tonnes placed on the bridge to keep all road users safe.

We are now doing permanent repairs to  Lindsay River Bridge, which involve:

  • replacing old timber beams with new steel beams and a concrete deck above
  • installing new steel barriers on the bridge and new safety barriers approaching the bridge.

2Benefits

The repairs to Lindsay River Bridge will:

  • restore the bridge capacity to allow heavy vehicles (including motorhomes and caravans) to travel the most direct route between Corinna and Temma
  • provide for continued use by residents, tourists and freight, now and into the future
  • provide improved efficiency, and travel time reliability
  • improve road safety for all road users.

3Timing

Norfolk Road, part of the Western Explorer touring route,  is CLOSED at the Lindsay River Bridge at all times from 4 July 2022 until late August 2022.

From September the bridge will be open under traffic management until the project is finished in late September 2022.

We will be working from Monday to Sunday between 7:00 am and 6:00 pm. 

We will let you know in advance if we need to do any work outside these times.

Contact details

For further information about the project, please contact our Stakeholder Engagement Consultant, Allison Madson on 0497 387 017 or by email, allison@tazmad.com.au.