Middle Falbrook Bridge

Roads and Maritime Services upgraded the Middle Falbrook Bridge over Glennies Creek as part of the NSW Government’s Bridges for the Bush Program.

Aerial photo of the Middle Falbrook Bridge
Middle Falbrook Bridge

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Roads and Maritime Services completed work to upgrade the bridge in June 2018, which included replacing the bridge spans, constructing a new concrete abutment and rebuilding the road approaches at both ends of the bridge.

Project background

The Middle Falbrook Bridge, also known as Glennies Creek Bridge is an old timber truss bridge built in 1904. The bridge is one of 26 bridges identified for conservation 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.

Given its heritage significance, location on the road network and usage the Middle Falbrook Bridge was identified for rehabilitation to meet current vehicle load standards while preserving its heritage features.

The NSW Government funded the Middle Falbrook Bridge upgrade as part of its $145 million Bridges for the Bush commitment to improve road freight productivity in regional NSW and reduce timber bridge maintenance costs by replacing or upgrading bridges.

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