Raleigh Bridge

The NSW Government funds the ongoing maintenance of the Raleigh Bridge to ensure safety and improve the journey of road users.

Raleigh Bridge over the Bellinger River
Raleigh Bridge over the Bellinger River

News and announcements

The project’s review of environmental (REF) factors was displayed for public comment earlier in the year. A submissions report (PDF, 5.26Mb) has been prepared and can be viewed or downloaded.

As a result of the community feedback we have refined the proposal to minimise community impacts. The project will now include a temporary walkway on one side of the bridge to allow pedestrians and cyclists to cross the Bellinger River while the work is carried out.

Work will start on Monday 18 June and the bridge will be closed from Monday 25 June. We will be working between 7am and 6pm from Monday to Friday and 8am to 1pm on Saturdays. We expect to complete the project in 12 months, weather permitting. We will let you know in advance if we need to do any work outside these times.

We will start building the temporary walkway on 25 June and expect to have it opened for pedestrians and cyclists by mid-July.

Background

Raleigh Bridge was opened in 1933, crossing the Bellinger River on Keevers Drive (the Old Pacific Highway) linking the villages of Repton and Raleigh.

Review of environmental factors

To ensure the Heritage-listed bridge continues servicing the community and to minimise corrosion in the future, it needs to be repaired and repainted.

A review of environmental factors (REF) was displayed for public comment until Friday 16 March 2018.

Feedback is now being considered as we finalise planning for the essential maintenance work and a submissions report summarising feedback will be published.

The community will be kept informed as the project progresses.

 

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