Queens Bridge


Project overview

Transport for NSW has completed 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 have removed the lead paint from the steel girders under the Queens Bridge by method of abrasive blast. Works were conducted using ground scaffolding at either abutment of the bridge and suspended scaffolding along its length, which also included a state-of-the-art contamination containment encasing.

The bridge will then be repainted.

Traffic impacts

Closures and Detours

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

The closure of both lanes was required at times. The community was notified in advance of traffic impacts.

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

Reduced Parking

Parking was 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 occupied two of the carparks on the eastern side of the bridge.

Other impacts

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

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


The project eliminated 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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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