Rawsonville Bridge replacement


Project overview

The NSW Government has committed $12.5 million to replace the Rawsonville Bridge over the Macquarie River on Rawsonville Bridge Road, west of Dubbo.

Latest news

May 2022 - Submissions report released

Transport for NSW has released a Submissions Report detailing the submissions received in response to the Review of Environmental Factors display.

Twenty-two responses were received. To read more refer to the Submissions Report (PDF, 111Kb).

Project information


The Rawsonville Bridge was built in 1916 and is narrow and in poor condition due to age. It doesn’t meet modern design standards and is not suitable for use by modern day heavy vehicles with a Higher Mass Limit (HML) load. 

The Rawsonville Bridge is a major crossing of the Macquarie River linking the Mitchell Highway to the Dubbo-Burraway Road. If the bridge is closed for maintenance, customers are faced with an up to 45 kilometre detour to travel from one side of the bridge to the other.


Project benefits are:

  • improved safety for road users
  • stronger, longer lasting bridge
  • reduce ongoing maintenance costs.

Community information

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)


Project documents

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Project updates

Review of environmental factors

Media releases

  • 22 November 2019
    Rawsonville Bridge to be replaced.

Contact us

For further information about this project, please contact:

Phone: 1800 167 499