The weight limit on Newry Island Bridge has been lifted to 25-tonne as restoration work reaches an important stage.
The weight limit on Newry Island Bridge has been lifted to 25-tonne as restoration work reaches an important stage. Rob Wright

Newry Island Bridge restoration reaches key stage this week

WORKS on the restoration of Newry Island Bridge over the Kalang River at Urunga will reach a significant stage in the coming week.

Reinstallation of the water and sewer services to Newry Island will see work gangs begin removing the scaffolding from under the bridge on a progressive basis from this Monday.

Last Wednesday the bridge's load limit was lifted to 25 tonne, enabling emergency services, school bus operations and waste collection to return to normal operations.

Busways has been advised of the increase in the load limit and a Bellingen Shire Council spokesperson said advice is pending from company management as to when normal bus operations will resume.

The kerbside waste collection day will revert back to normal schedules from Thursday, November 6.

To assist with a backlog, the bi-annual Coffs Coast Waste Services Bulky Goods Clean Up day will be conducted on that date.

The Kalang River at that location will remain closed until the scaffolding, water and sewer pipes are removed from the bed of river.

A further update will be provided prior to work on the approaches and surfacing of the deck of the bridge



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