Camden Bridges Update
Alert issued 27/07/2022 2:44pm
The recent floods have significantly impacted a number of Camden’s Bridges. Works are underway to investigate the scale of damage, undertake repair works and reopen these assets to the community.
The damage caused is generally due to riverbank erosion or the collapsing of the riverbank adjacent to our bridge structures. There are various possible contributing factors as flood events over the past couple of years have seen the bridges repeatedly inundated.
We are working hard to reopen the bridges as quickly and safely as possible. We appreciate your patience.
Cobbitty Bridge is located on the boundary between Wollondilly and Camden Local Government Areas. Maintenance of the bridge structure is managed by Wollondilly Shire Council.
The roads on the approach to the bridge and the bridge have been closed since damage occurred following the July 2022 flood event, the largest flood of the past four events.
A large area of embankment on the Camden side of the bridge was part of a landslip into the river resulting in a large area of road collapsing.
Camden Council is working with specialist consultants to conduct investigations and design a suitable repair solution. It is difficult to estimate timing for expected repair works until more information is known.
Council will provide an update when more information is available.
Macquarie Grove Bridge
Camden Council has reopened Macquarie Grove bridge under single lane traffic arrangements. Regular survey monitoring will be carried out.
Macquarie Grove Bridge was affected by recent floods. It was originally damaged in the March 2022 flood when the riverbank on the Camden side of the bridge collapsed.
Camden Council has been working with specialist consultants to investigate and design suitable options to repair the bridge.
Estimated timeframes are yet to be established until more information is known following the latest flood event. Council will keep the community updated as information becomes available.
Little Sandy Bridge
Little Sandy Bridge is a pedestrian bridge located between the Nepean Cycleway at Chellaston Street, Camden and River Road Reserve, Elderslie.
Damage to the riverbank on the Elderslie side of the bridge has been worsening with each flooding event.
Camden Council has been working with specialist consultants to investigate and design suitable options to repair Little Sandy Bridge including possible improvements.
Estimate timeframes for repair works are unable to be provided until more information is known following the latest flood event. Council will keep the community updated as information becomes available.
Nepean River Cycleway
Alert issued 11/08/2022 10:16am
Camden has seen extensive damage across the Nepean River catchment as a result of the four floods that have occurred since February this year, including significant bank erosion along the Nepean River Cycleway.
Council is working with engineers and geotechnical specialists to determine works that need to be undertaken to protect the cycleway moving forward. In the interim, the amenities, play spaces and other areas with significant erosion along the river remain closed.
We encourage the public to avoid the area and obey signage in place while further works and clean up are undertaken.