Barrington Bridge

Roads and Maritime Services is continuing planning for a new Barrington Bridge on Thunderbolts Way near Gloucester.

Barrington Bridge
Barrington Bridge

Have your say

Roads and Maritime Services is inviting your feedback on the review of environmental factors for the construction of a new bridge over the Barrington River on Thunderbolts Way, Barrington.

A review of environmental factors has been carried out for the new bridge to assess the potential environmental and social impacts of the proposal and identify activities to manage and mitigate these impacts. The environmental assessment was prepared in consultation with a range of key stakeholders and technical specialists.

Stakeholders and the community are invited to comment on the review of environmental factors by 5pm on Monday 23 April 2018.

How can you give feedback?

We encourage you to send us your comments by 5pm on Monday 23 April, 2018 by:

Feedback received will be considered to finalise the proposal and review of environmental factors.

Project background

Barrington Bridge was built in 1920 and is located on Thunderbolts Way, which is an important freight link between the Mid North Coast and the New England Tablelands serving tourism, livestock and timber industries.

The bridge is one of the bridges identified for replacement in the Roads and Maritime Timber Truss Bridge Conservation Strategy, which was developed in consultation with the Heritage Council of NSW.

The strategy was developed to address the long term management of these structures and aims to establish a balance between infrastructure provision and heritage conservation. The strategy was displayed for stakeholder and community comment in 2011. The feedback received was considered in finalising the strategy and identifying bridges for replacement and conservation.

Construction of a new bridge would improve road freight productivity, improve road safety for motorists and pedestrians and ensure the traffic needs of the community in the Barrington, Gloucester and surrounding areas are met.

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