Seymour Whyte has won a bridge replacement contract on the Kings Highway over the Clyde River at Nelligen in New South Wales.

The project involves building a new 349 metre bridge, up to 7 meters above the river at Nelligen – which is about 8km inland from Batemans Bay.

Steve Lambert, Seymour Whyte General Manager – Southern, said the contract win highlights Seymour Whyte’s collaborative approach to smart infrastructure solutions.

“Seymour Whyte supported Transport for NSW (TfNSW) in design improvements to constructability and environmental outcomes on the project.”

Steve Lambert said that environmental impacts during construction will be minimised by working closely with stakeholders, including the local aquaculture industry, to protect and enrich the natural environment.

“We will work very closely with local industry and stakeholders to minimise construction impacts on local environment. Bespoke environmental sustainability management plans and measures for erosion and sediment control, marine and vegetation biodiversity management, including the salvaging and translocation of seagrasses, will be implemented on the project to protect land and marine environments.”

“We look forward to working with our client, TfNSW, and local stakeholders to deliver this vital piece of infrastructure for road users and the Nelligen community”, he added.

The contract involves bridge and abutment works, construction of a shared user path, intersection upgrades, demolishing the existing bridge, and landscaping works to improve the urban design and access around the river’s foreshore.

The new bridge – with an improved curved approach to the bridge, wider lanes and shoulders, safety barriers between the road and footpath – will be built upstream of the existing bridge to provide safer and more reliable journeys on the Kings Highway between Canberra and the New South Wales South Coast.

Construction work will start in early 2021 and is expected to be completed by late 2023, weather permitting.

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For more information about the Nelligen Bridge Replacement Project, please visit the Transport for NSW website: