Windsor Bridge replacement

The NSW Government is funding this project to help improve traffic flow and provide a reliable and safe crossing of the Hawkesbury River.

Windsor Bridge
Artist's impression of the new Windsor Bridge, looking south

Updates and announcements

Change to schedule

Due to a change in our schedule, we wish to advise that the archaeological salvage work in Thompson Square will not be starting tonight, Thursday 16 August.

This work will now start from Monday 20 August.

We apologise for any inconvenience.

Maritime archaeology work on Hawkesbury River from Tuesday 3 July

Roads and Maritime Services has engaged Cosmos Archaeology to carry out the approved maritime archaeological investigations as part of the Windsor Bridge replacement project.

The investigation work will focus on the riverbed which will be directly impacted by four bridge piles closest to the southern riverbank. Investigations will also take place on the remains of the former Windsor Wharf, located on the western side of the existing public wharf.

The work will involve:

  • establishing the site, including setting up moorings, work platform and vessels on the river
  • installing fencing and exclusion zones on the river and on land
  • underwater surveying
  • examining the riverbed and bank near the former Windsor Wharf
  • archival recording of any heritage Items that are found
  • following recording any heritage items are reburied for their preservation.

Our work schedule

Work will be carried out during standard construction hours between 7am and 6pm, between Monday and Friday, and from 8am to 6pm on Saturdays. Work will start on Tuesday 3 July and is expected to take up to ten weeks to complete, weather permitting. If additional work is required, we will notify the community.

For more information please see our Maritime Archaeology notification (PDF.126Kb).

A Maritime Exclusion Zone will be in place on the Hawkesbury River between Monday 2 July and Monday 7 September. Boating operators are advised to exercise caution in the area. Please note penalties apply for breaching the exclusion zone.

For more information please see the Navigation Warning – SY1819.

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Next steps

In the coming weeks, you may see some activity on the site. This is due to the site establishment work that will be undertaken by Georgiou, as well as maritime archaeological investigations. During this time, we will continue to keep the community updated about any potential impact to traffic or access.

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In this section...

About the project

Community engagement

Conservation and heritage

Urban Design and Lanscape Plan

Why does Windsor need a new bridge?

Project documents

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