Swan Hill Bridge maintenance work
The NSW and Victorian Governments are funding $1.8 million of work to improve safety for motorists and reduce future maintenance requirements.
Roads and Maritime Services will carry out the work, which involves building a temporary support structure to ensure the bridge can carry heavy loads during harvest season and tree removal to improve visibility.
Updates and announcements
Stage one of essential maintenance work on Swan Hill Bridge is now complete.
Stage one included the installation of temporary support structures in order 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.
The existing 3.1 metre width restriction will remain in place and cannot be removed until the temporary support structure is removed.
What happens next?
At the completion of the harvest season in early 2017, Roads and Maritime will return to complete stage two of the essential maintenance work.
Stage two of the project will see the installation of a more permanent support solution which 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.