Briner Bridge restoration

The NSW Government is funding plans for a major restoration of the Briner Bridge, near the village of Tucabia.

Updates and announcements

Roads and Maritime is working with the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage to finalise the design for the restoration of Briner Bridge.

Community feedback received in October 2016 is being considered as part of this process.

Once the design is complete construction dates will be finalised and the community will be consulted regarding impacts, including a potential closure of the bridge during construction. The project team is working through a number of options aimed at minimising the duration of any closure.

Read more in the April community update (PDF, 379Kb)

Project background

Briner Bridge, which was built in 1908, is a Dare truss bridge located between the villages of Ulmarra and Tucabia on Coldstream Terrace. The single span bridge crosses the Upper Coldstream River and is one of six operable Dare truss bridges and one of two single-span Dare truss bridges in NSW.

In 2012, following stakeholder and community consultation, Roads and Maritime Services finalised a strategy for the sustainable conservation of heritage timber truss bridges. It was proposed 26 of those timber truss bridges would be retained, including Briner Bridge.

Read more about the timber truss strategy and Briner Bridge.

Restoring the bridge

To improve Briner Bridge’s longevity and reduce future maintenance costs, Roads and Maritime is developing plans to upgrade the structure.

In developing plans to restore the bridge, Roads and Maritime is working closely with the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage to ensure the bridge’s heritage features are retained.

Project update

April 2017

Project update

September 2017

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