More than half the names suggested for the new Fowlers Road bridge were rejected, some because they were offensive.
Wollongong City Council issued a public call for possible names for the bridge at West Dapto that crosses Marshall Street, the rail line and Mullet Creek.
The bridge is expected to open in the middle of next year
Council papers state 125 submissions suggesting 148 names were received.
"An initial cull of suggestions removed names that were offensive, did not meet the guidelines for commemorating a person or were humorous suggestions," the papers stated.
"Culturally inappropriate Aboriginal names were also excluded upon consultation with an Aboriginal Engagement Officer."
Names that were already in use within the Wollongong council area, or in neighbouring councils, were also rejected, as were those deemed to be too difficult to pronounce.
That left 69 names some of which commemorated locally significant people like Timberry, William Beach or Charlie Hooka or were Aboriginal words like Baragula or Dabpeto.
Other names put forward included Pit Pony Pass, Dapto Skybridge. EastWest, Mountain View and Escarpment.
The two names chosen to be put to a working group for consideration were Karrara Bridge and Lyndall Bailey Bridge, in tribute to her work in getting flood-free access to the West Dapto area.
At Monday night's Wollongong City Council meeting, councillors will vote on whether to accept the name Karrara Bridge.
The name, the local indigenous word for Upper Mullet Creek, was suggested by students at Dapto High School as well as appearing in eight other submissions.
The choice of name was supported by the Illawarra Local Aboriginal Land Council, the Illawarra Aboriginal Corporate and the Coomaditchie United Aboriginal Corporation.