Bridge

Planning for a future Murray River crossing at Swan Hill

Transport for NSW, in collaboration with the Victorian Department of Transport, is leading early planning for a future Murray River crossing at Swan Hill to improve connectivity between the border communities and provide safer, more reliable journeys for locals and visitors to the region.

Latest news

NOV 2020

NOV 2020Feedback on preferred bridge alignment now closed

Thank you to everyone who provided feedback about the preferred future bridge alignment via the Have your say website, email, post or via phone. We received more than 140 submissions and are preparing a feedback summary report which is expected to be published early next year.

We will let you know when this is available.

OCT 2020

OCT 2020Frequently asked questions have been updated

Following the online information session, the frequently asked questions have been updated and a community update (PDF, 1.3Mb) is now available. The closing date for community feedback has been extended until 5pm on Friday 13 November. Submissions can be provided via the Have your say website, email south.west.projects@transport.nsw.gov.au or post Swan Hill Bridge PO Box 484, Wagga Wagga NSW 2650.

SEP 2020

SEP 2020We are seeking feedback about the preferred bridge alignment

View the community update (PDF, 2.15Mb) to find out about the two future bridge alignment options and how to provide your feedback during the consultation period.

For more information, join the online information event being held on Monday 21 September or email the project team at south.west.projects@transport.nsw.gov.au.

Project information

Between 2007 and 2009, the Victorian Department of Transport (formerly VicRoads) led preliminary investigations to identify the best location for a new river crossing.

At the time, due to its heritage listing the existing Swan Hill Bridge was to be retained and Option 9a - located about 120 metres upstream (east) of the existing bridge - was endorsed as the preferred option following extensive community consultation.

However, a recent state-wide review of timber truss road bridges in NSW has identified Swan Hill Bridge to be removed, and the bridge will be delisted from NSW and Victorian stage heritage registers. As part of this process, we will consult with community about ways to recognise the history of the bridge before it is removed.

Because the existing bridge will be removed, we are now able to consider building a future bridge on the same alignment. This option is known as the McCallum Street Option.

Transport for NSW is now leading this next stage of planning and has sought community feedback about the two options: Option 9a or the new McCallum Street Option. Feedback and comments provided by the community will to help inform detailed design and further planning investigations.

While planning is being carried out, the existing bridge will remain open and continue to provide safe journeys over the river. We will continue to carry out routine scheduled maintenance and will let you know in advance of this work.

Project documents

 

Contact us

For further information about this project contact:

Phone: 02 6923 6550

Email: south.west.projects@transport.nsw.gov.au

Mail: Swan Hill Bridge PO Box 484, Wagga Wagga NSW 2650

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