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Butlers Bridge Load Limit

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18th November 2019

During a recent asset condition and engineering assessment of the Butlers Bridge, located on Old Broughton Road within the Port Pirie Regional Council area, a structural deficiency has been highlighted with the bridge.

The assessment shows that the trafficable surface of the bridge shows significant signs of deterioration which is due to the age and loading on the structure. In order to preserve the remaining condition of the bridge, Council has endorsed a 10 tonne load limit per vehicle using the bridge. This limit has been determined by a third party engineering consultant who has completed an engineering model on the bridge and cross checked it against current Australian Standards.

Butlers Bridge is located 10km South of Port Pirie along Old Broughton Road on crossing the Broughton River. Vehicles which are greater than 10 tonnes combined must detour around the bridge.

Operators of Heavy Vehicles shall refer to the RAVnet Site provided by the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI) for all restrictions and this new bridge load limit condition will be shown in the November 2019 update.

RAVnet link:https://www.dpti.sa.gov.au/ravnet

Council will be installing signage for the new load limit and appropriate detour signage shortly. Council appreciates the cooperation of heavy vehicle operators at this time to preserve the remaining condition of Butlers Bridge until a long term solution is determined.

If you require any further information on these traffic changes, please contact the Port Pirie Regional Council Works Depot on phone 8633 9666.