Roads and Maritime Services manages 847 bridges in the Hunter Region including two opening bridges at Swansea and Hexham.
Brig O'Johnston Bridge at Clarence Town
The historic Brig O’Johnston Bridge over the Williams River at Clarence Town.
The southbound Hexham Bridge is a landmark in the surrounding area and acts as a gateway to the suburbs of Hexham and Tomago.
The NSW Government is funding the Monkerai Bridge upgrade as part of its $145 million Bridges for the Bush commitment to improve road freight productivity in regional NSW and reduce timber bridge maintenance costs by replacing or upgrading bridges.
Transport for NSW is carrying out major maintenance work on Morpeth Bridge at Morpeth which includes replacing truss elements on the bridge.
Old Mooney Mooney Creek Bridge
Old Mooney Mooney Creek Bridge on the Old Pacific Highway is a steel truss bridge built in 1930.
Transport for NSW has completed major essential maintenance work to ensure the safe and reliable operation of the bridge.
The NSW Government provides funding for biannual essential maintenance work to ensure the safe and reliable operation of the bridge.
Roads and Maritime is responsible for building new bridges, upgrading and maintaining existing bridges and regularly monitoring structural integrity of the bridges.
In the Hunter Region, 26 bridges have been identified for conservation in the Roads and Maritime Timber Truss Bridge Conservation Strategy which was developed in consultation with the Heritage Council of NSW. The strategy addresses the long term management of these structures and aims to establish a balance between infrastructure provision and heritage conservation.
Opening bridge maintenance programs
The NSW Government carries out biannual maintenance on the region’s two opening bridges at Swansea and Hexham to ensure continuing safe and reliable operation.
Bridges for the Bush program
The Bridges for the Bush initiative is a commitment from the NSW Government to improve road freight productivity in regional NSW and reduce timber bridge maintenance costs by replacing or upgrading bridges.
Bridges for the Bush projects include:
Other bridge maintenance projects
Current Hunter bridge projects include: