Murray River bridges - in planning

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Project background

Current planning to replace bridges along the Murray River include:

  • Swan Hill
  • Yarrawonga and Mulwala
  • Echuca and Moama
  • Tooleybuc

Swan Hill Bridge

Roads and Maritime Services has completed a planning study into a replacement bridge over the Murray River Bridge at Swan Hill.

The preferred option is an intermediate level bridge upstream of the existing bridge known as Option 9a.

For more information visit the Swan Hill Bridge planning study page on the VicRoads website.

You can also download the June 2013 Environmental Investigations Submissions Report and the June 2011 Environmental Investigation.

Yarrawonga and Mulwala

The NSW and Victorian governments announced in May 2009 the joint funding of a planning study led by VicRoads into the feasibility of six identified routes for a new crossing between Yarrawonga in Victoria and Mulwala in NSW. In June 2011 three crossing options (Green, Yellow and Grey) and three connections to the Murray Valley Way (A,B and C) were shortlisted for further investigation.

The Grey route was announced in November 2015 as the preferred option.

For more information visit the VicRoads website.

Echuca and Moama

The Victorian Government has announced the Mid West corridor as the preferred option for a second Murray River crossing at Echuca-Moama.

The NSW review of environmental factors, Victoria environment effects statement and Commonwealth preliminary documentation were on display for comment in September and October 2015.

All submissions made during the display period for the NSW review of environmental factos will be addressed by Roads and Maritime and responses published in a submissions report.

For more information visit the Echuca-Moama bridge replacement page.

Tooleybuc Bridge

Roads and Maritime Services, in partnership with VicRoads, identified three strategic route options for further investigation to replace the Murray River bridge on the Mallee Highway at Tooleybuc.

The yellow option, a high level bridge downstream of the existing bridge, has been identified as the preferred option.

The project is part of the NSW’s Government Bridges for the Bush initiative, which aims to improve freight productivity in regional areas.

For more information please visit the Tooleybuc Bridge replacement page.

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