Roads and Maritime Services manages 847 bridges in the Hunter Region including two opening bridges at Swansea and Hexham.
Roads and Maritime is responsible for building new bridges, upgrading and maintaining existing bridges and regularly monitoring structural integrity of the bridges.
In the Hunter Region, 26 bridges have been identified for conservation in the Roads and Maritime Timber Truss Bridge Conservation Strategy which was developed in consultation with the Heritage Council of NSW. The strategy addresses the long term management of these structures and aims to establish a balance between infrastructure provision and heritage conservation.
The Bridges for the Bush initiative is a commitment from the NSW Government to improve road freight productivity in regional NSW and reduce timber bridge maintenance costs by replacing or upgrading bridges.
Bridges for the Bush projects include: