Sodwalls Tarana Road is now open to traffic after a heavy vehicle collision late last week. Urgent, temporary works to ensure the safety of motorists and rail users is now complete. UGL (the rail asset manager) have inspected and confirmed the bridge is structurally sound for the vehicular traffic, with some restrictions.
The following restrictions apply to all traffic using the Sodwalls Tarana Road railway bridges:
- Single axle load limit: 6 tonnes
- Tandem axle: 11.5 tonnes
- Tri-axle: 14 tonnes
Due to the reduced width of the bridge, vehicles over 14 metres are prohibited from using both bridges of the Sodwalls Tarana Road.
Council will continue to work with UGL and relevant government agencies to advocate for the urgent and overdue replacement of these bridges.