Temporary closure of Back Creek footbridge, South West Rocks

Media release - 3 January 2019

Kempsey Shire Council advises that Back Creek footbridge at South West Rocks has been closed immediately (Thursday, 3 January) until further notice.

Council became aware of a structural issue early this morning and after an initial inspection by engineering experts a decision was made to close the bridge immediately.

The closure is required for urgent repairs to wastewater pipeline supports along the footbridge. Further structural investigations will be carried out to determine the extent of the repair needed.

Boating access in Back Creek is unaffected by the footbridge closure.

Council has erected signage on the site and has security in place to ensure public safety. Local businesses and community groups are being notified of the closure.

Council apologises for any inconvenience.

Back Creek footbridge closed