Cobbitty Bridge set to reopen for traffic on Monday

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With less than a week before Cobbitty Bridge reopens, motorists are being asked to be a little patient.

Camden Council says that while the bridge may appear fit for use to the untrained eye, there are still works vital to the safety of users to be completed before the official opening next Monday, February 27.

Remaining works include construction of road pavement, installation of new guardrail, line marking, verge shaping and landscaping.

Cobbitty Bridge, located on the boundary between Wollondilly and Camden local government areas, provides an important crossing over the Nepean River.

It sustained significant damage following the July 2022 flood event, which was the largest flood of the four that occurred last year in the district.

The bridge was one of several in the Camden area to suffer serious damage in those four weather events last year.

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.

The roads on the approach to the bridge and the bridge have been closed since then.

Macquarie Grove Bridge was damaged in the March 2022 flood when the riverbank on the Camden side of the bridge collapsed.

Little Sandy Bridge, the pedestrian crossing located between the Nepean Cycleway at Chellaston Street, Camden and River Road Reserve, Elderslie, was also seriously damaged in last year’s floods and required major repairs.

The reconstruction and filling of the Cobbitty Bridge approach has recently been completed, including the concrete connection slab from the bridge to the road pavement.

Its reopening on Monday will be greeted with relief by local residents.

Camden Council says it would like to extend its thanks to the Camden community for their patience while these repair works have been under way.

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