Muswellbrook - Kayuga Bridge

Kayuga Bridge is an iron lattice bridge over the Hunter River at Muswellbrook. The bridge has nine timber approach spans. Roads and Maritime Services is planning to start essential maintenance work on the bridge in late March 2016.

Kayuga Bridge, Muswellbrook
Kayuga Bridge, Muswellbrook

Updates and announcements

The NSW Government is providing $1 million in 2015/16 to carry out work to improve the strength and capacity of the bridge.

Work will start in late March 2016 and is expected to be completed by October 2016, weather permitting.

Roads and Maritime Services sought comments from the community and stakeholders on the proposed project, schedule of bridge closures and detour routes in February 2016. We would like to thank everyone who took the time to consider our proposal and provide feedback.

We have reviewed the comments received and will program the bridge closures to take place within the July 2016 school holiday period. We will advise the community once the five day bridge closure dates have been finalised. Detour routes will be in place via Kayuga Road and Blairmore Lane to the north or via Wybong and Bengalla Road through Bengalla to the south.

For more information view or download the March project notification and proposed detour map.

Project overview

Work on the bridge will include:

  • Replacing all timber longitudinal and transverse decking on approach spans with bridge wood and providing wearing course/seal to protect the bridge wood
  • Replacing kerb and kingposts and repairing and painting timber handrails
  • Replacing timber girders where required
  • Upgrading existing supports and adding two additional supports on each timber bridge approach span.

Project objectives

The work is required to meet current bridge standards and address maintenance needs.

Community engagement

Regular updates about the project, including confirmed bridge closure dates and detour routes, will be provided to the local community as the project progresses.

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