Middle Falbrook Bridge - Bridges for the Bush

Roads and Maritime Services is upgrading the Middle Falbrook Bridge over Glennies Creek.

Aerial photo of the Middle Falbrook Bridge
Middle Falbrook Bridge

Updates and announcements

Roads and Maritime Services is carrying out work to restore and strengthen Middle Falbrook Bridge. A full bridge closure is required to replace the bridge spans and construct a new concrete abutment. This work involves large equipment and cannot be carried out while the bridge is open to traffic.

A full bridge closure will be in place for three weeks from 6am on Wednesday 28 February to 6pm on Monday 19 March, weather permitting.

In preparation for the closure, large cranes and equipment will arrive at the site from Wednesday 7 February and we will be working between 7am and 6pm from Monday to Friday and between 8am and 1pm on Saturday. The bridge will remain open to traffic during this time and we will let you know in advance if we need to do any work outside these times.

Following the bridge closure, work will continue between 6am and 5pm from Monday to Friday with the project expected to be completed by late June 2018.

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 is funding 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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