Roads and Maritime Services is carrying out major maintenance work on Morpeth Bridge at Morpeth which includes replacing truss elements on the bridge.
MAY 2019Maintenance work planning
Planning is currently underway for continuing maintenance work on Morpeth Bridge. Further information will be provided to the community prior to work recommencing.
Morpeth Bridge is a timber truss bridge that spans the Hunter River at Morpeth. The bridge is listed on the state heritage register and is assessed as being nationally significant, primarily on the basis of its technical and historical characteristics. The bridge is one of 26 bridges identified for conservation in the Roads and Maritime Timber Truss Bridge Conservation Strategy, which was developed in consultation with the Heritage Council.
The maintenance work involves replacement of timber truss elements and repainting the bridge.
Regular updates about the project, including confirmed bridge closure dates and detour routes, will be provided to the local community as the project progresses.
For further information about this project contact:
Phone: (02) 4908 7694 (business hours – Mikhail Lyte, Project Manager)
Mail: Roads and Maritime Services Locked Bag 30 Newcastle NSW 2300