Stockton Bridge major works complete


12 August 2021

Major maintenance has been completed on the Stockton Bridge, ensuring the bridge remains safe for the 19,000 vehicles who use it every day. 

Minister for Transport and Roads Andrew Constance said the NSW Government invested $6 million in the bridge over the Hunter River, which is an essential transport and freight link between Newcastle and Port Stephens.

“Almost 1,000 heavy vehicles use the bridge every day and the maintenance work, recently completed by Transport for NSW crews, is vital for the bridge’s continued accommodation of these freight vehicles,” Mr Constance said.

“Most of the work was carried out in a confined space within the bridge, ensuring its structural integrity and safe operation in the future, while minimising the impact to drivers and the local community.”

Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter Taylor Martin said a purpose-built and innovative scaffolding system helped keep the traffic flowing across the bridge while the exterior work was done.

“This apparatus has been key to the success and quality of work from the project team, allowing them to safely access difficult areas on Stockton Bridge, 35 metres above the Hunter River,” Mr Martin said.

“I want to thank the community and road users for their patience while this work has been carried out on the Stockton Bridge over the past two years.”

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