Swan Hill Bridge maintenance work

The NSW and Victorian Governments are funding work to improve safety for motorists and reduce future maintenance requirements.

Roads and Maritime Services is currently developing work to remove the temporary support structures (bailey)  and install external support structures (bridge trusses).

This work will remove the 3.1 metre width restriction currently in place. View the video animation for more information.

Updates and announcements

The width restriction on Swan Hill Bridge will remain in place due to planned work being postponed until next year.

An underwater inspection of the 120 year old heritage listed timber truss bridge has found deterioration in the piers under the bridge’s lift span.

This means work planned this year to remove the temporary support structures has been postponed until 2018.

When completed, the bridge will return to its normal minimum width of 4.3 metres.

Motorists are reminded the bridge continues to operate at General Mass Limits only, which is 42.5 tonnes for semi trucks and 62.5 for B doubles, with a 3.1 metre width restriction in place.

The bridge will continue to be monitored and maintained in a safe and reliable condition.

Work completed

Essential maintenance work on Swan Hill Bridge was completed in October 2016.

The work involved installing temporary support structures (bailey) on the NSW side to adequately strengthen the bridge for expected increased loading over the harvest season.

Trees that posed a risk of falling onto the bridge and reduced the visibility for motorists were also removed.

Temporary support structures (bailey) were installed on the Victorian side of the bridge in October 2015. Work included installing a temporary pedestrian walkway.

Video animation

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