Barrier Highway closed at Cockburn

Submitted: Thursday, Mar 01, 2012 at 09:41
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The Barrier Highway is closed at Cockburn due to damage at the bridge over Pine Creek.
Travel between Broken Hill and SA is via Wentworth for at least 24 hours by the sound of it. Maybe longer.

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Reply By: Mick O - Thursday, Mar 01, 2012 at 11:26

Thursday, Mar 01, 2012 at 11:26
Thanks Dave. Looks like you'll all need your floaties on up there. Stay safe.

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Reply By: Dave B ( BHQ NSW) - Thursday, Mar 01, 2012 at 21:30

Thursday, Mar 01, 2012 at 21:30
Looks like the Barrier Highway will be closed for maybe a week, they are not sure how to fix the bridge going by the TV News tonight.

Looks like the Sturt Highway will be busy.


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Follow Up By: Holden4th - Friday, Mar 02, 2012 at 21:53

Friday, Mar 02, 2012 at 21:53
I'm due to stay in Cockburn on April 2nd (booked into the hotel heading south and west). Let's hope it's fixed by then. I've booked myself in all the way to Perth and don't really want any major detours but let's see what happens.
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Follow Up By: Dave B ( BHQ NSW) - Sunday, Mar 04, 2012 at 09:21

Sunday, Mar 04, 2012 at 09:21
I reckon you will be OK by then Holden, even if its a one lane temporary job.

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Follow Up By: Holden4th - Sunday, Mar 04, 2012 at 13:36

Sunday, Mar 04, 2012 at 13:36
I'm hoping you're right Dave. I don't want to detour via Wentworth and am prepared to go off road to circumvent that (if possible). It is a major highway so I imagine the SA Roads people will be working hard (as I write) to reopen it.
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Reply By: ss--ss - Sunday, Mar 04, 2012 at 14:49

Sunday, Mar 04, 2012 at 14:49
Thanks for the update..
I'll be heading that way from Sydney to maree then onto the oodnadatta track to coober pedy..
Do you think that will affect my travels?

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Reply By: Dave B ( BHQ NSW) - Sunday, Mar 04, 2012 at 17:54

Sunday, Mar 04, 2012 at 17:54
According to reports on local radio, they are looking at maybe laying a temporary roadway across the structure already there.
The way I envisage is similar to Bailey Bridge.
They have to work out various problems considering there are roadtrains and B-Doubles up and down the road all the time as well as the normal cars, vans, trucks etc.
Will probably hear something more towards the end of the week.

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Reply By: Macca @4x4 images - Tuesday, Mar 06, 2012 at 16:44

Tuesday, Mar 06, 2012 at 16:44
Hoping it is open through that way soon as we are travelling from perth across to Milbrodale NSW leaving Perth on Saturday

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Reply By: Dave B ( BHQ NSW) - Tuesday, Mar 06, 2012 at 17:15

Tuesday, Mar 06, 2012 at 17:15
Todays news is that the Pine Creek bridge will be open 16th March, one lane only.

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Follow Up By: neil777 - Tuesday, Mar 13, 2012 at 10:54

Tuesday, Mar 13, 2012 at 10:54
according to an ABC report on 9 March the road should be open now
http://www.abc.net.au/local/stories/2012/03/09/3449609.htm
can anyone confirm that
we are leaving from Sydney on 19 March to head to Perth and would prefer to go through Broken Hill than through all the water down the Riverina way
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