Whian Whian Road - Simes Bridge Update (Mar 2023)

During the February 2022 natural disaster, the northern abutment of Simes Bridge on Whian Whian Road was impacted. Temporary works were carried out to restore access and the site is currently limited to one-lane traffic access under a give-way arrangement.

The one-lane access will remain to ensure road user safety until potential scope for works for permanent repairs is finalised. Roadside signage is currently in place to notify road users of any changes in traffic conditions. No impact to the Whian Whian Falls access is expected during the works.

The road is currently undergoing monitoring and geotechnical investigations which is required for potential permanent remediation. The works involved detailed site survey and bridge substruction assessment with minimal impact to traffic expected during these survey works. Additionally, these works require geotechnical investigations involving standard penetration test (SPT) analysis at the northern bridge abutment.

Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements have been secured to complete these works. This funding is allocated to address damage sustained during the February 2022 flooding event only. Additional works required and subsequent funding are being reviewed. Road users are advised to follow signage and expect minor delays as these works are completed.

Further Information

Should you wish to contact us directly with any questions or comments, or register your contact details to receive updates, please call (02) 6625 0500 or email council@lismore.nsw.gov.au and include the title ‘Simes Bridge, Whian Whian Road – March Update.’

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