Warroo Bridge Replacement


Project overview

The NSW Government has committed to replace Warroo Bridge with a new concrete bridge. The bridge is located over the Lachlan River on Warroo Bridge Road, 46 kilometres west of Forbes.

Latest news

October 2023 - Vegetation removal work on Warroo Bridge Road, Warroo

Vegetation removal work will be carried out on Warroo Bridge Road, Warroo 
from Monday 16 October 2023 for up to two weeks, weather permitting.

The work will include clearing shrubs and trees and removing tree stumps and roots, logs and debris to allow safe access for construction and maintenance of the new bridge and to enable improved road safety.  

For more information, please view the October 2023 notification letter (PDF, 343.11 KB).

February 2022 - Review of Environmental Factors determined

Transport for NSW has prepared a Review of Environmental Factors (REF) to determine the environmental and social impacts of the replacement of Warroo Bridge.

Read the Review of Environmental Factors (PDF, 54Mb).

Project information


Warroo Bridge is a timber truss bridge which was built in 1909 and is in poor condition due to age. It is narrow and is not suitable for use by modern heavy vehicles with Higher Mass Limit (HML) loads.

Warroo Bridge is located on Warroo Bridge Road, 46 kilometres west of Forbes and 55 kilometres south-east of Condobolin. It is the only major bridge crossing of the Lachlan River linking the Lachlan Valley Way to the Henry Parkes Way between these two towns. If the bridge is closed for maintenance, motorists are faced with a 93 kilometre detour to travel from one side of the bridge to the other.

Warroo Bridge was on the list of NSW timber truss bridges to be preserved but after a review of the conservation strategy developed in 2012, the bridge will be removed and replaced with a new concrete bridge which will increase load capacity, improve wide vehicle access, improve safety and reduce ongoing maintenance costs.


  • Longer lasting, stronger bridge with a smoother ride
  • Improved road user safety through wider travel lanes and improved road approaches
  • Increased load capacity for heavy vehicles
  • Improved access for wide vehicles
  • Reduced ongoing maintenance costs

Project documents

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Project notifications

Review of Environmental Factors