About this project
The new Tabulam bridge project is part of the Bridges for the Bush initiative – a NSW Government commitment to improve road freight productivity and reduce timber bridge maintenance costs by replacing or upgrading bridges.
The existing bridge over the Clarence River at Tabulam is one of 48 timber truss bridges in NSW managed by Roads and Maritime Services. To address the long term management of these structures, Roads and Maritime produced the state-wide Timber Truss Bridge Conservation Strategy.
The strategy, undertaken in consultation with the Heritage Council of NSW, aims to establish a balance between infrastructure provision and heritage conservation. The Bruxner Highway bridge over the Clarence River at Tabulam has been identified for removal and replacement with a new structure as part of this strategy.