Pollocksford Road Bridge


Updated 12 April 2024

The Pollocksford Road bridge, Gnawarre, has been closed until repairs can be made to the bridge structure. Detours are in place along Merrawarp Road. 

Despite a three tonne load limit and speed restriction of 10 km/h being put in place, heavy vehicles continued to use the bridge, placing the structure at risk. 

McHarrys are implementing a new school bus route for Term 2 and have notified parents along Pollocksford Road. Council officers will monitor the route and the new drop off points. 

Council officers continue to work with structural engineers on next steps. Once repair timelines are known they will be communicated to all residents. 

Engineers conducted a structural assessment of Pollocksford Road bridge on Monday 18 March, 2024 and found structural issues identified in a previous inspection had deteriorated more quickly than expected and was impacting the integrity of the bridge deck.

Pollocksford Road bridge is on the boundary of Surf Coast Shire and Golden Plains Shire and the two councils are working closely on options. 


Pollocksford Road, Gnarwarre 3221  View Map

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