Rawsonville Bridge essential maintenance

The NSW Government is funding essential maintenance for Rawsonville Bridge, west of Dubbo, to provide a stronger and longer lasting bridge.

Rawsonville Bridge, west of Dubbo
Rawsonville Bridge, west of Dubbo

Background

Rawsonville Bridge, on Rawsonville Bridge Road west of Dubbo was built in 1916 and some parts of the bridge are in poor condition. Maintenance work has been conducted on the bridge over the past six months. Investigations have revealed the bridge pier foundations have deteriorated and two piers are required to be replaced to ensure the safe ongoing operation of the bridge. In order to carry out the work to replace the piers, Roads and Maritime Services is proposing to close the bridge for up to six months. During the closure, traffic would be diverted via Burraway Road which could add up to 20 minutes to a journey.

Project benefits

  • Improved safety for road users
  • Stronger, longer lasting bridge
  • Reduced ongoing maintenance costs.
General arrangement and site photos identifying Pier 2 and Pier 7

Next steps

Roads and Maritime will assess the community feedback and provide an update on the scheduled maintenance work and the impacts in early 2019.

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