Barrington Bridge

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

Barrington Bridge
Barrington Bridge

Updates and announcements

From Monday 5 November, Roads and Maritime will carry out essential maintenance work on the existing Barrington Bridge to ensure its continued safe operation.

We will be working between 7am and 5pm from Monday to Friday and expect to complete the work in two weeks, weather permitting.

The work will include bolt tightening, timber replacement and the installation of a steel plate on the bridge deck.

Intermittent delays may occur and motorists should allow up to 15 minutes extra travel time. More information is available in the October 2018 community notification (PDF,107Kb).

We are also continuing to plan for the new bridge with early work activities underway and main construction activities expected to start in 2019. We will keep the community informed when main construction timeframes are confirmed.

Submissions report

Roads and Maritime has prepared a Submissions Report that summarises comments received from the community and stakeholders during the Review of Environmental Factors (REF) display period for the new Barrington Bridge.

A total of 155 submissions were received from the community in response to the display of the REF.

For more information please download the REF and the Submissions Report (PDF, 13.4Mb).

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.

Project documents

 

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