Mount White bridge naming - M1 Pacific Motorway Upgrades
Transport for NSW has upgraded the M1 Pacific Motorway between the Kariong and Somersby interchanges to improve traffic flow and safety.
The M1 Pacific Motorway Upgrades that make up the $391.6 million M1 Productivity Package funded by the Australian and NSW governments are now complete, providing a better and more reliable journey on one of Australia’s busiest roads.
Jun 2022 – Naming an existing bridge over the M1 Pacific Motorway
Transport for NSW sought support from the community in March 2022 following a request to name a bridge over the M1 Pacific Motorway in recognition of the late Mr Ray Wedgwood, for his significant contributions made to the transport industry and community over his lifetime as a bridge engineer.
We would like to thank everyone who took the time to consider our proposal and provide feedback.
Based on the feedback received and considering all responses, Transport for NSW will move forward with naming the bridge ‘Ray Wedgwood Bridge’. The latest notification (PDF, 183Kb) letter determining the naming of the bridge.
About Ray Wedgwood
Ray Wedgwood had a distinguished career as a bridge engineer in the state’s road agency and rose to the esteemed position of Chief Bridge Engineer. He retired in 2004.
Ray lived with his parents in Bellingen and attended Coffs Harbour High School, completing his Leaving Certificate in 1958. He gained a Department of Main Roads cadetship to Sydney University and moved to Sydney in 1959.
Ray’s impressive career included his direct involvement in several large structures including Sheahan Bridge in Gundagai, Macarthur Bridge at Camden, Captain Cook Bridge at Taren Point, Glebe Island (Anzac Bridge) and most significantly, a curved bridge (identified as B250) over the M1 Pacific Motorway at Mount White interchange, which was Ray's first bridge design at just 22 years of age.
Ray was regarded by family, friends and colleagues as a highly skilled, respected and popular bridge engineer. He was well-known in academic, civil engineering consulting and bridge construction circles and was a key figure on various Austroads and Australian Standards committees until his passing in March 2020.
The bridge (identified as B250) is located over the M1 Pacific Motorway at Mount White interchange. The bridge is located within a landscape rich with Aboriginal cultural heritage and history.
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- June 2022 project notification
Project update – Naming an existing bridge over the M1 Pacific Motorway, Mount White.
- February 2022 Have Your Say
Have your say – Naming an existing bridge over the M1 Pacific Motorway, Mount White.
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