Spring Creek Bridge replacement


Project overview

The Australian and NSW Governments have committed $12.1 million to replace Spring Creek Bridge over Spring Creek on the Kamilaroi Highway, west of Narrabri.

Spring Creek Bridge replacement image

Latest news

January 2024 - Call for tenders to build the new Spring Creek Bridge near Narrabri

Project information


Spring Creek Bridge is a major crossing over Spring Creek on the Kamilaroi Highway, located 9.5 kilometres west of Narrabri.

The bridge is an important link for road users travelling on the Kamilaroi Highway between Narrabri and Wee Waa, as well as for the local community and agricultural industry.

The existing bridge is an eight-cell cast in-situ reinforced concrete box culvert structure which was built in 1968.

Spring Creek Bridge has previously been subject to heavy vehicle restrictions and detours while essential safety works were carried out to reinforce the bridge structure.

This project will see the existing bridge replaced with a new, wider bridge that meets modern design standards, and current and future road network requirements.

Its replacement will be a stronger, longer lasting structure which will improve access for wide loads and improve safety for all vehicles.

A Review of Environment Factors (REF) (PDF, 52.34 MB) was determined in May 2023 and can be viewed in the document links on this page.


Project benefits include:

  • improved safety for road users
  • stronger, longer lasting bridge
  • improved access for freight by providing a wider bridge
  • reduced ongoing maintenance costs.

Next steps

Qualified contractors have been invited to tender to lead the bridge replacement project. It is expected that the contract will be awarded in mid 2024.

Work to construct a temporary sealed side track around the project site has been completed and will be used to provide safe, two-lane traffic flow on the Kamilaroi Highway while the bridge replacement is under way.


Project documents

Project notifications

August 2023 notification (PDF, 80.49 KB)
Changed traffic conditions on Kamilaroi Highway at Spring Creek


Media releases

  • 18 January 2023
    Call for tenders to build the new Spring Creek Bridge near Narrabri
  • 9 August 2023
    Work starts to build a side track for Spring Creek Bridge replacement.

Contact us

Phone: 1800 167 499