EUROBODALLA residents and other Kings Highway users will have to wait until the end of the year before they know if the Nelligen Bridge will be maintained or replaced.
Roads and Maritime Service engineers completed their geotechnical assessment of the bridge and its surrounds on Monday and they are studying the results.
A decision will be made around the end of the year whether it will require significant maintenance work or be replaced.
Five boreholes were drilled on the upstream side of the existing bridge, including three into the river bed and one on each bank.
The results of the investigations will help develop a preliminary concept design for a new bridge.
The design will be used to develop a cost estimate to determine if a new bridge is financially viable compared to maintenance for future funding allocations.
RMS said the Nelligen community would be consulted before a decision about the future of the bridge is made.