Colemans Bridge


Project overview

The NSW Government funds the ongoing maintenance of Colemans Bridge, over Leycester Creek in Lismore, to ensure safety and improve the journey of road users and pedestrians.

Project information


Colemans Bridge, which was built in 1908, is a Dare truss bridge located in the Lismore CBD. The bridge is approached by Union Street (to the south-west) and Bridge Street (to the north) and in combination with Fawcett Bridge, provides an important link between the Lismore CBD and South Lismore, as well as allied townships and farmland to the south and west.

The central twin-cylinder wrought and cast iron pier, constructed c.1884, was part of the previous bridge that was removed.

Colemans bridge maintenance

Roads and Maritime is developing plans to carry out strengthening and maintenance on the bridge.

The project is expected to start in the second half of 2019 and will include:

  • Re-stressing of the stress laminated timber (SLT) deck
  • Replacing the bridge road surface
  • Repairing the walkway
  • Strengthening of the top chord of the bridge
  • Replacing the traffic barrier
  • Repairing localised steel bottom chord corrosion
  • Repairing the timber trestle pier
  • Repainting of the bridge to restore the appropriate heritage bridge colours.

review of environmental factors (REF) (PDF, 14.12 MB) for the project has been developed.

Community information

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

Project documents

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For further information about this project, please contact:

Phone: 6642 9941