Batemans Bay Bridge update 1.31pm: The RMS deadline of 1.15pm has passed. Our journalist is in contact with RMS who will let us know as soon as the bridge is repaired.
Live Traffic has traffic queued for about two kilometres.
What you’re saying on social media; Diane Brooks 3 times in one week, time for a new bridge ESC and this should be priority 1; Alicia Tomicic Really think we need a new bridge; Nichole Williams 2kms in 45mins well done ESC another bungle. Keep putting your heads in the sand just like the bat fiasco!
Batemans Bay Bridge has malfunctioned, closing the Princes Highway in both directions creating traffic chaos for the end of school holidays.
According to Batemans Bay Police a cable on the bridge has jammed. A mechanic is on the way but traffic is already banked up, and expected to get worse.
Police urged motorists to put off any travel plans involving crossing the Clyde River at Batemans Bay for at least an hour. More details as they come to hand. According to the RMS the bridge is expected to be open again at 1.15pm.
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