McFarlane Bridge


Project overview

McFarlane Bridge is located on the Lawrence Road connecting the communities of Maclean, Woodford Island and Lawrence. Transport for NSW has carried out major restoration work to the McFarlane Bridge.

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Latest news

October 2023 - Essential maintenance

Essential Maintenance on McFarlane Bridge, Maclean from 19 October 

The NSW Government is funding essential maintenance work on McFarlane Bridge, about one kilometre south of Maclean, to maintain the structural integrity of the bridge and improve safety for road and waterway users. 

Transport for NSW will deliver this essential maintenance work from Thursday, 19 October which includes girder and deck tightening. 

Work will be carried out from 6am to 6pm and is expected to be completed in about two days, weather permitting.

Find out more via the latest community notification (PDF, 258.93 KB).

June 2023 – Bridge closure change of date

Work to replace a timber girder on McFarlane Bridge started on 13 June with three temporary bridge closures planned as part of this work.

The date of the second bridge closure has been changed from Wednesday, 21 June to Thursday, 22 June. See below for details

Bridge closure dates

  • Sunday 18 June, closed from 8.00am to 4.00pm
    Closure is expected to be 8 hours.
    Detours will be in place.
  • Thursday 22 June, closed from 9.30am to 2.30pm
    Closure is expected to be 5 hours.
    Detours will be in place.
  • Sunday 25 June, closed from 8.00am to 4.00pm
    Closure is expected to be 8 hours.
    Detours will be in place.

Project information


Lawrence Road connects the communities of Maclean, Woodford Island and Lawrence as well as being an alternative route to the Pacific Highway between Maclean and Grafton.

McFarlane Bridge was built in 1906 and is a 17 span timber beam bridge with two central steel spans.

Project documents

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Project notifications

Contact us

For further information about this project, please contact:

Phone: 1800 653 092

Mail: McFarlane Bridge Project, PO Box 576 Grafton NSW 2460