Marshalls Creek Bridge replacement


Project overview

The NSW Government is funding works to widen the Sturt Highway to four lanes over Marshalls Creek Bridge. The project aims to improve safety and ease congestion on the Sturt Highway through Wagga Wagga.

Marshalls Creek Bridge

Latest news


AUG 2022Marshalls Creek Bridge planning continuing

Planning is progressing on the Marshalls Creek Bridge replacement project.

Work has included noise monitoring along the Sturt Highway near the project, addendum review of environmental factors, utility and detailed design and construction staging.

Transport will contact the community with more information when construction is ready to start.


SEP 2021Detailed design and Review of Environmental Factors

The detailed design has been released for the Marshalls Creek Bridge replacement.

Transport for NSW is working to fix a major pinch point and improve safety for all road-users at Marshalls Creek Bridge. The Review of Environmental Factors (REF) (PDF, 27.1Mb) has now been published online. For more information, view the latest postcard notification (PDF, 3.49Mb).


MAR 2021Planning is under way for replacing Marshalls Creek Bridge

Transport for NSW has awarded detailed design for the replacement of Marshalls Creek Bridge to SMEC.

We are now developing the project including progressing detailed design, carrying out early works including utility relocation and completing environmental investigations.

See the latest community update (PDF, 5.85Mb) for an overview of the project, including the project timeline and next steps.

Project information

Marshalls Creek Bridge is an existing two-way, two-lane access route for vehicles travelling on the Sturt Highway in Wagga Wagga. The bridge limits traffic flow, forcing vehicles to slow down through this section of the highway.

Transport for NSW is proposing to replace the crossing with a wider, longer bridge to ease congestion and improve safety in the area. The Marshalls Creek Bridge replacement will:

  • Improve safety for all road users
  • Improve traffic flow and efficiency, reducing the bottleneck that occurs during peak times
  • Improve safety for pedestrians and cyclists.

The replacement bridge will be 30 metres long and 25.3 metres wide including:

  • four 3.5-metre-wide traffic lanes
  • two 2.5-metre-wide shoulders
  • a 3-metre-wide shared path on the southern side of the bridge and a 1.8-metre-wide footpath on the northern side of the bridge
  • upgraded bridge approaches and widened section of the Sturt highway to four lanes

Transport acknowledges Marshalls Creek Bridge is a pinch point on the busy Sturt Highway to the east of Wagga Wagga.

Replacing a bridge in a busy area is a complex job, requiring well-planned staging to cause limited impacts to transport customers and the wider community.

Watch our video to understand the steps involved.

Planning is now progressing.

We will contact the community with more information when a construction contractor has been engaged and work is ready to start.

Work on the bridge is expected to take about 14 months to complete, weather permitting.

Project documents

Community updates

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 August 2021 community update

Planning continues to widen Sturt Highway over Marshalls Creek Bridge.

 March 2021 community update5.85Mb

Media releases

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 6 September 2021

Marshalls Creek Bridge design revealed

 17 March 2021

Bridge design tackles Wagga Wagga pinch point