Nationals Member for Lismore Thomas George MP today advised a new Tabulam Bridge across the Clarence River is another step closer, with professional service contracts now open for a site engineer and contract manager.

Mr George said work on the $48 million bridge is expected to start in June this year to replace the existing timber structure.

“The two professional service contracts are the next stage in delivering this vital piece of infrastructure, which will connect the Northern Rivers and Northern Tablelands,” Mr George said.

“The existing bridge has transport limitations and will require significant maintenance costs, so it will be removed once the new structure opens to traffic.”

“The new 290 metre Tabulam Bridge will have one lane in each direction, as well as a separate footpath for improved pedestrian and cyclist safety.”

Delaney Civil Pty Ltd has been awarded the contract to build the new bridge, with work expected to take about two years to complete.

Tenders for both professional service contracts must be submitted by Wednesday 31 May via the Tender Box at the Regional Office of Roads and Maritime Services - Ground Floor, 76 Victoria Street, Grafton NSW 2460.

Contact Details:

Office: 55 Carrington Street  LISMORE
Postal: PO Box 52  LISMORE  NSW  2480
Telephone: 1800 336 166 or 02 6621 3624
Facsimile: 02 6622 1403  Email:

Authorised by Thomas George MP. Funded using Parliamentary entitlements.