Nangudga Lake Bridge replacement
Roads and Maritime Services has completed the $3.7 million replacement of Nangudga Lake Bridge, on the Princes Highway south of Narooma.
Construction work commenced in late March 2011 and was completed on 16 December 2011.
The new single span bridge is 12.2 metres wide, 21 metres long with one 3.5 metre wide lane in each direction. A two metre shoulder has also been provided for cyclists.
The new concrete bridge was built on the existing alignment of the Princes Highway. This was achieved by building the bridge in stages to allow for traffic to travel over the bridge during construction work.
Benefits of the bridge
The new bridge over Nangudga Lake addresses the safety concerns that were identified with the original bridge. These safety concerns could not have been addressed with further maintenance or rehabilitation of the old bridge.
Whilst all efforts were made to minimise the footprint of the replacement bridge, compliance with current safety and design standards was a priority in the design criteria.
The new single span bridge was designed to minimise impacts on the aquatic ecology in the Sanctuary Zone of the Batemans Marine Park. This design feature also minimises the costs of future maintenance.
We acknowledge the staged construction of the bridge impacted on traffic flow at the worksite. We thank the community and road users for their understanding and continued support throughout the different stages of the project, in particular during the construction works on site.