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

Roads and Maritime Services has been working on the Raleigh Bridge project since June 2018 to complete re-painting and repair work.

Work on the first bridge span will soon be complete. The temporary pedestrian/cycle path will need to be closed to enable the scaffolding to be moved for work to start on the next bridge span. The pedestrian/cycle path will be closed from Monday 15 October and is expected to be closed for up to two weeks, weather permitting while the scaffolding is moved.

Pedestrians and cyclists will be able to cross the bridge under the direction of our traffic controllers from Monday 22 October to Sunday 28 October between 7am and 5pm.

The walkway will re-open on Monday 29 October and will remain open until the next time the scaffold needs to be moved. All efforts will be made to open the pedestrian/cycle path before then, weather permitting.

Our work hours will be between 7am and 6pm, including the weekends of 20 and 21 October and 27 and 28 October.

School and TAFE buses will have access to the bridge as previously arranged.


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

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

We expect to complete the project in 12 months, weather permitting.

We will keep the community informed as the project progresses.

Review of environmental factors

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


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