Burley Griffin Way Bridge at Wallendbeen


Project overview

Transport for NSW is building a new permanent rail overbridge on Burley Griffin Way at Wallendbeen. The new bridge will improve travel times and provide a stronger and wider twolane crossing for transport customers.

Latest News

Nov 2022 - Work to begin as contract awarded

Work to build the new road-over-rail bridge at Wallendbeen is set to start this month as the construction contract has now been awarded.

UGL Regional Linx manages all operations and maintenance on the Country Regional Network (CRN) in NSW and will work with successful subcontractor Abergeldie to build the new bridge.

The new concrete girder bridge will be the same height as the original bridge, featuring a 30-metre-long bridge deck with an additional six-metre approach on either end, two four-metre-wide traffic lanes, two-metre wide shoulders and wire mesh safety screens.

Transport is continuing to work with council on options for a dedicated pedestrian path across the rail line, which will be able to be added following construction of the new bridge.

Construction is expected to start on the permanent bridge this month and is expected to take about 12 months to complete, weather permitting.

Aug 2022 - Design for the new permanent bridge is complete

Thank you to the Wallendbeen community for submitting their feedback and comments.

The Wallendbeen Bridge feedback summary report (PDF, 695Kb) is now available to read.

Following this feedback, we are progressing with the current permanent bridge design and investigating options to provide improved pathways to help create a more connected village for all transport customers.

These options include:

  • attaching a dedicated pedestrian and cyclist bridge to the new permanent bridge
  • using the existing abutments of the temporary bridge, which support the end of a bridge deck, for a dedicated pedestrian and cyclist bridge.

To allow construction of the permanent bridge to progress, we’ve adapted the bridge design to allow a dedicated pedestrian and cyclist crossing to be added at a later date if there is community support and funding available.

Meanwhile, we are investigating safe active transport options on our roads as a priority to ensure safe crossings, with focus on pedestrian and cyclist safety in a low-speed environment.

Transport will continue to work with council and the community to explore funding opportunities to improve connectivity in the village.

Transport will continue to keep the community and stakeholders updated as the project progresses and will provide more information as soon as it is available.


Wallenbeen Bridge elevation diagram

Wallenbeen Bridge elevation diagram 2

Project information


Transport for NSW is building a new permanent rail bridge on Burley Griffin Way at Wallendbeen following the emergency removal of the existing bridge due to severe damage sustained during a wet weather event.

In October 2021 a temporary single-lane steel bridge was installed allowing motorists to drive the full length of Burley Griffin Way without the need for lengthy detours.

Burley Griffin Way is a key route on the network linking the Hume Highway to the Riverina and the Olympic and Newell highways. The new permanent bridge will return a two-lane crossing to motorists, improving safety and travel times on this important freight corridor.

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Mail: Wallendbeen Bridge, PO Box 484, Wagga Wagga NSW 2650