Raleigh Bridge

The NSW Government funds the ongoing maintenance of the Raleigh Bridge to ensure safety and improve the journey of road users.

Raleigh Bridge over the Bellinger River
Raleigh Bridge over the Bellinger River

Updates and announcements

The Raleigh Bridge will be reopening to traffic from Saturday 11 May.

The bridge has been closed to vehicles since June last year while we repainted and repaired the heritage-listed structure.

To thank the community for their co-operation and patience during this time, we are inviting locals to walk across the bridge between 10am and 12pm on Saturday 11 May to see the new paint job up close.

The bridge will then reopen to traffic following the walk over.

Background

Raleigh Bridge was opened in 1935, crossing the Bellinger River on Keevers Drive (the Old Pacific Highway) linking the villages of Repton and Raleigh.

To ensure the Heritage-listed bridge continues servicing the community and to minimise corrosion in the future, it needs to be repaired and repainted.

We expect to complete the project in 12 months, weather permitting.

We will keep the community informed as the project progresses.

Review of environmental factors

The project’s review of environmental (REF) factors was displayed for public comment earlier in the year. A submissions report has been prepared and can be viewed or downloaded.

 

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