Construction works to repair the Crooked River pedestrian bridge will start next month after safety concerns led to its closure in February.
The project is currently in the engineering design phase, with contractor Sea-Slip Pontoons and Products expected to start work in early September.
Completion is expected by later October.
The new decking for the pedestrian bridge will be 1.8 metres wide, made from marine-grade aluminium to prevent corrosion.
The bridge will also include a new ramp at its southern end and child-safe balustrades.
Kiama Municipal Council staff closed the popular Crooked River crossing off Burke Parade after they observed a number of structural cracking issues on the footbridge walkway.
Those wishing to access Seven Mile Beach in the meantime can use one of the formed trails along Crooked River Road.