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.
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.
What happens next?
Roads and Maritime is continuing to develop further essential maintenance work.
This involves removing the temporary support structures (bailey) and installing permanent external support structures (bridge trusses). This work will return the bridge to its normal operating width of 4.3 metres.
The bridge will continue to be monitored and maintained as required.
We will continue to update the community as work progresses.