Road Conditions-Class 1 OSOM-Access Eligibility and Operating Procedures for Bremer River Bridge

What are the current restrictions are in place for Class 1 OSOM vehicle for Westbound lanes of Bremer River Bridge?
Class 1 overmass vehicles exceeding 42.5 tonnes remain restricted from travelling over the Bremer River Bridge in the westbound lanes of the Warrego Highway at Karalee.
What is the New Access Available for Class 1 OSOM vehicles travelling West over Bremer River Bridge?
Class 1 heavy vehicles over 42.5 tonnes AND greater than 4.5m and up to 10m in width may use the cross-over facility on the Warrego Highway at the Bremer River Bridge, providing they are compliant with conditions of travel. 

Eligible vehicles can access the cross-over provided a copy of the approved temporary variation letter - Bremer River Bridge Restriction (see file attachment) is used in conjunction with your current permit.

If you do not have a current permit please apply through the NHVR Portal for access for the cross-over.
!! Vehicles exceeding these mass requirements or that exceed 10m in width may apply through the NHVR Portal for further assessment. 

!! Operators are responsible for booking QPS escorts. Operators without an approved permit, variation letter and confirmed QPS booking will not be permitted to travel.


Automated Operating Procedures (see file attachment)

The cross-over operating hours are between 11pm and 4am.

Dinmore Pads remains as an interception site outside of crossover operating hours. We urge operators to keep the Dinmore Pads clear of any loads and travel to the nearest rest area. More info on rest areas here


Alternate route 

For loads travelling under a notice or is not eligible to utilise the Bremer cross-over, please utilise the Cunninghams Gap via the Cunningham Highway. 

  • May travel via Cunninghams Gap as an alternate route to the Warrego Highway. 
  • You must have a current permit for the Cunningham Highway 
  • You must email traffic.cunninghamsgap@mcilwain.comthree days prior to travel to notify the project team of your intention to travel through the work site
  • You must contact the project team on channel UHF45 if you require assistance to travel through the site. 

For operators seeking to travel via the Cunninghams Gap Project Site and are exceeding 42.5 tonnes and up to 7.5m wide and/or 60m long and/or 6.2m high must apply for a permit via the NHVR portal


TMR are continuously monitoring, assessing and reviewing our roads, bridges and culverts across Queensland. Conditions can change quickly, particularly due to weather. Restrictions are implemented to maintain ongoing safety for all road users.

It is your responsibility to make sure you're using up-to-date information when you assess the suitability of your route.

You must check the Conditions of Operation Database before you start your journey.

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