Korns Crossing Bridge - Northern Bridges

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Project overview

The NSW Government funds the ongoing maintenance of Boyds Bay Bridge to ensure safety and improve the journey of road users and pedestrians. The NSW Government has funded the refurbishment of the Briner Bridge, near the village of Tucabia. 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. The NSW Government funds the ongoing maintenance of Glebe Bridge on Coraki Road to ensure safety and improve the journey of road users and pedestrians. The documents listed within are from 2017 and earlier and relate to the new Grafton bridge project. Other current documents can be accessed via the project documents current webpage for the new Grafton bridge project. The NSW Government is funding this $240 million project which involves building an additional 525 metre bridge 70 metres downstream from the existing road and rail bridge. The project also includes upgrading parts of the road network in Grafton and South Grafton to connect the new bridge to the existing road network. The new bridge will consist of two lanes but has been designed to be increased to four lanes when traffic levels require it. The documents listed are from 2018, 2019 and 2020 inclusive and relate to the new Grafton bridge project. Other archived documents can be accessed via the project documents archived webpage for the new Grafton bridge project. The NSW Government is delivering the new bridge in Gunnedah to improve road safety and freight connectivity. The NSW Government funds the ongoing maintenance of Korns Crossing Bridge to ensure safety and improve the journey of road users. The NSW Government funds the ongoing maintenance of the Ballina Street Bridge to ensure safety and improve the journey of road users and pedestrians. McFarlane Bridge is located on the Lawrence Road connecting the communities of Maclean, Woodford Island and Lawrence. Roads and Maritime Services has carried out major restoration work to the McFarlane Bridge. The NSW Government funds the ongoing maintenance of the Raleigh Bridge to ensure safety and improve the journey of road users. Roads and Maritime Services has built a new bridge over Sportsmans Creek at Lawrence. The NSW Government is funding the $48 million new Tabulam Bridge over the Clarence River. The project is part of the Bridges for the Bush program to improve road safety and traffic efficiency. Roads and Maritime Services manages more than 600 bridges in Northern Region, including two opening bridges at Harwood and Wardell. name Transport for NSW, in partnership with local councils, will be naming four significant new bridges in the Northern Rivers region.

Korns Crossing bridge

Latest news

NOV2022

NOV 2022Road work on Korns Bridge, Crystal Creek

Motorists are advised of temporary traffic changes on Korns Bridge on Sunday 20 November 2022. Find out more in the November 2022 notification (PDF, 485Kb).

MAY2020

MAY 2020Temporary closure of Korns Crossing Bridge

Motorists are advised of changed traffic conditions on Korns Crossing Bridge at Crystal Creek, about eight kilometres west of Murwillumbah.


The bridge will be closed from 4-9 May, 2020, weather permitting, while two 30m x 1.6m steel beams are installed so the current 27-tonne load limit can be removed.

Motorists will need to use an alternative route during the closure.

Motorists heading towards Murwillumbah from Numinbah should turn right onto Zara Road at Chillingham and left onto Tyalgum Road at Tyalgum.

Those heading towards Numinbah from Murwillumbah should turn right from Kyogle Road onto Tyalgum Road, then right onto Limpinwood Road at Tyalgum and left onto Numinbah Road at Chillingham.

Heavy vehicle operators are reminded they are required to use the safest alternate route and should not to use Chilcotts Road.

Work will be carried out between 7am and 6pm from Monday to Saturday, weather permitting.

Additional minor works will continue for about four weeks after the beam installation. Stoppages of up to five minutes may be experienced during this period.

Traffic control and a reduced speed limit will be in place for the safety of workers and motorists.

Motorists are advised to drive to the conditions, and follow the directions of signs and traffic control.

Transport for NSW thanks motorists for their patience during this time.

For the latest traffic updates download the Live Traffic NSW App, visit the Live Traffic NSW website or call 132 701.

AUG2018

AUG 2018Site investigations and assessments

We have completed site investigations and assessments for a number of options to construct a new bridge over Crystal Creek to replace Korns Crossing Bridge.


Work carried out during development included:
  • Survey
  • Flood modelling
  • Geotechnical investigations
  • Environmental assessment
  • Heritage assessment
  • Bridge and road design.

As a result of the investigations, we are now considering options and funding opportunities and will keep the community updated.

In the meantime, we have identified the need to carry out maintenance on the bridge to ensure it continues servicing the community.

Project information

Korns Crossing Bridge is located in the village of Crystal Creek, about eight kilometres west of Murwillumbah on Numinbah Road.

The three-span Dare truss bridge, which was built in 1916, crosses the Rous River providing an important tourist link between Murwillumbah and south-east Queensland.

Under the NSW Timber Truss Strategy, Korns Crossing Bridge is to be removed and replaced with a new structure.


Project documents