Bridges update: Crews 'working as fast as possible' to repair damage after floods

Transport for NSW crews are "working as fast as possible to repair damage to the road network" after the recent storm damage, a Transport for NSW spokesperson said.

The spokesperson told the Gazette that the roads organisation "thanks motorists for their continued understanding during this time."

Traffic jam: Traffic banked up around Richmond-North Richmond Bridge on Friday when RMS began repairing the damaged hand rails. Picture: Geoff Jones

Traffic jam: Traffic banked up around Richmond-North Richmond Bridge on Friday when RMS began repairing the damaged hand rails. Picture: Geoff Jones

Yarramundi Bridge was reopened to motorists at midday on Wednesday, February 12, after debris was cleared, rails were re-instated and inspections carried out.

Lanes were reopened on Richmond Bridge to motorists at 3:30pm on Tuesday, February 11, with a reduced speed of 40km/h due to damage to the bridge railings and pedestrian access.

"Work to repair Richmond Bridge has been ongoing since Sunday 16 February with plans to lift the restrictions prior to the peak on Thursday 20 February, conditions permitting," the spokesperson said.

Windsor Bridge reopened at 6:15am on Thursday, February 13, for light vehicles, after being closed due to flooding. The speed limit has been reduced to 40km/h and there is no access for pedestrians or heavy vehicles (over 15 tonnes).

Big job: Crews began clean up work on February 11 to re-open the Windsor Bridge after flooding and debris closed the bridge. Picture: Geoff Jones

Big job: Crews began clean up work on February 11 to re-open the Windsor Bridge after flooding and debris closed the bridge. Picture: Geoff Jones

Transport for NSW said there is still damage to the footpath and bridge rails which crews are working to repair. It is expected these repairs will be completed by next week, subject to weather conditions.

"Further inspections are required before the load limit can be removed and requires safe access to the river. This is dependent upon river and weather conditions and there is still no time frame for this to occur," said the spokesperson.

"Depending on these inspections and any possible additional repairs, load limits may remain in place or be amended."

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