Final stage of upgrade work completed on Gostwyck Bridge

30 JANUARY 2017

Roads and Maritime Services today announced the final stage of upgrade work has been completed on the historic Gostwyck Bridge on Dungog Road near Martins Creek.

A Roads and Maritime spokesperson said the NSW Government invested $1.25 million this financial year to paint and rehabilitate the bridge which was built in 1928 and has heritage significance as one of the few remaining representative examples of a steel Pratt truss.

“The high-level bridge which crosses the Paterson River has contributed significantly to the social and commercial development of Dungog.

“With the final stage of work now completed the community will benefit from a safer bridge which will continue to cater to the needs of the Dungog community.”

Roads and Maritime started this major maintenance project on the bridge in 2013.

“The project included strengthening, upgrading and repainting the bridge to help reduce future maintenance activities and bridge closures,” the spokesperson said.

“Bridge painting was completed in late 2014 and steel repair work completed this month.

“Roads and Maritime will return to Gostwyck Bridge in mid-2017 to carry out routine maintenance work including resurfacing the bridge deck and embankment stabilisation work.”

Roads and Maritime thanks the community for its patience while this important work was carried out.

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