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Submitted: Monday, Mar 05, 2012 at 11:14
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Just came over the radio that the Barrier Highway bridge at Cockburn is expected to be open in about 2 weeks.
The road between Broken Hill and Olary is closed until then.
The only option from Broken Hill to Adelaide or Pt Augusta is via Wentworth - Renmark.

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Reply By: Member - Andrew L1 (SA) - Monday, Mar 05, 2012 at 17:59

Monday, Mar 05, 2012 at 17:59
We walked over the bridge on the Barrier Hwy yesterday. You can see a dip in the guard rail on the left side where the road way has sunk.
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Follow Up By: Member - Andrew L1 (SA) - Monday, Mar 05, 2012 at 18:01

Monday, Mar 05, 2012 at 18:01
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Follow Up By: Holden4th - Monday, Mar 05, 2012 at 20:05

Monday, Mar 05, 2012 at 20:05
Thank you Andrew for the photo. As I've said in another thread, I'm due in Cockburn on the night of April 2 to cross the bridge on April 3. I hope they haven't run out of beer.
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Reply By: Great Divide Tours - Tuesday, Mar 06, 2012 at 13:13

Tuesday, Mar 06, 2012 at 13:13
Bugger, I was due to cross it next Sunday on my way to the Simpson Desert, looks like a long detour via Wentworth, unless the road via Loch Lilly on the border to Oakvale in SA is open, anyone know?
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Reply By: Dave B ( BHQ NSW) - Tuesday, Mar 06, 2012 at 20:09

Tuesday, Mar 06, 2012 at 20:09
Today we were told that the Barrier Highway will be open again on March 16th.

There will be a temporary structure over the top of the damaged Pine Creek bridge at Cockburn.

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Reply By: neil777 - Tuesday, Mar 13, 2012 at 10:56

Tuesday, Mar 13, 2012 at 10:56
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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Follow Up By: Dave B ( BHQ NSW) - Wednesday, Mar 14, 2012 at 10:05

Wednesday, Mar 14, 2012 at 10:05
As reported on the ABC and another post in the forum on this subject, the Barrier Highway was opened at 5PM.

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