Queens Bridge


Project overview

Transport for NSW will carry out maintenance work on Queens Bridge over the Queanbeyan River.

Latest news

May 2023 – Works complete

Work on the Queens Bridge is now complete. Transport for NSW thanks you for your patience.

Project information


Testing of the paint on the Queens Bridge, identified quantities of lead that exceed acceptable levels.

Transport will remove the lead paint from the steel girders under the Queens Bridge by method of abrasive blast. Works will be conducted using ground scaffolding at either abutment of the bridge and suspended scaffolding along its length, which also includes a state-of-the-art contamination containment encasing.

The bridge will then be repainted.

Traffic impacts

Closures and Detours

One lane will be closed under the north side of the bridge at Trinculo Place.

The closure of both lanes may be required at times. The community will be notified in advance of any potential traffic impacts.

When work starts on the south span of the bridge, both lanes along Collett Street under the bridge will be closed. Detours will be in place to allow traffic access to their destinations on both sides of the bridge. View the maps for more information.

Reduced Parking

Parking will be reduced along Trinculo Place during the work, including the temporary removal of one parking space on the west side of the bridge. The project site office will occupy two of the carparks on the eastern side of the bridge.

Other impacts

There will be some noise and vibration for the duration of this work. We will make every effort to minimise the noise for residents and complete this work as quickly as possible.

Night work may be included as part of this work. Residents will be advised prior to work commencing and the community will be notified in advance of all work and any potential traffic impacts.

Pedestrian access on the Kings Highway over the bridge will not be impacted by the project. Pedestrian access under the bridge will also be maintained on both sides of the bridge through-out the project.


The project will eliminate the risk of lead-based contamination caused by deteriorating paintwork over the Queanbeyan River and surrounding land.

The new coat of paint also has a minimum design life of 20 years, requiring only minor maintenance.

Project documents

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Project updates


Contact us

For further information about this project, please contact:

Email: SouthProjects@transport.nsw.gov.au

Mail: Queens Bridge, PO Box 477, Wollongong NSW 2500