Have your say on Dawson River Bridge upgrade


15th February, 2021

The community is invited to have a say on an upcoming project to repaint and carry out essential maintenance work on Dawson River Bridge at Cundletown.

Member for Myall Lakes Stephen Bromhead said the NSW Government is investing in the bridge on Manning River Drive to reduce future maintenance costs and maintain its structural integrity.

"This single-span steel truss bridge was built in 1933 by the then NSW Department of Main Roads to replace a wooden bridge and formed part of the original route of the Pacific Highway," Mr Bromhead said.

"The Dawson River Bridge is a vital link for the local community, so it’s important we able to keep it well maintained.

"The proposal involves several closures of the bridge to carry out work, which includes repairing or replacing existing steel elements and concrete repairs.

"Repainting will involve encapsulating each span on the bridge to remove and dispose of existing paint before applying three new coats of paint, similar to the work currently being undertaken on the nearby Martin Bridge."

Transport for NSW and its contractors will carry out the proposed work in stages, with early preparation work expected during March and early April, while the final stage is expected to be completed by mid-2022.

Community members are invited to send their feedback on the proposed work by Sunday 28 February to Project Manager Michael Rheinberger at michael.rheinberger@transport.nsw.gov.au or Michael Rheinberger, Transport for NSW, Locked Bag 2030 Newcastle NSW 2300.

Further information about the proposal, including a design layout, is available to view at the Dawson River Bridge, Cundletown project project page. All feedback will be carefully considered and the community kept informed as the project progresses.