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Temporary Closure - Paringa Bridge Lift Span

CONNECT - Message from the Chief Executive

1 March 2016

Mariners are advised that programmed maintenance works will be undertaken on the Paringa Bridge, which spans the River Murray near Renmark, on Wednesday 2 and Thursday 3 March 2016.

Works will include repairing the drive gear box that operates the lift span. As a result of these works, the bridge lift span will not be operating. Tall river craft will not be able to pass under the bridge during this time.

Road traffic and pedestrians will not be affected and motorists will continue to be able to use the bridge to cross the river.

It is expected that river traffic should be able to resume normal booking for the lifts from 9.30am on Friday 4 March.

The lifting of the bridge is a free service, however a booking is required to be made prior to the allocated times.

The approximate bridge clearance is 3.5 metres which is subject to river level. Height markers are placed at the entrance of the navigation channel to the bridge.

The Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI) thanks users for their patience while these works are carried out.