Tooleybuc Bridge is a heritage-listed timber truss bridge across the Murray River at Tooleybuc.
In 2019, the NSW Government's Timber Truss Road Bridges - A Strategic Approach to Conservation was reviewed after considerable work to better understand the structural capabilities of the various timber bridge types and the strengthening methods available.
The review found Tooleybuc Bridge, which had been identified for removal as part of the original strategy in 2012, was one of eight bridges across the state considered to be good examples of its Allan timber truss type with the ability to be upgraded to service the future road network. As a result, the review recommended Tooleybuc Bridge needed to be retained.Transport for NSW is investigating opportunities to strengthen the current bridge to allow trucks carrying heavier loads to cross the river without damaging the structure.
We will contact the community with more information when these investigations are complete.
In 2013, Transport for NSW started early planning work for a new bridge at Tooleybuc.
The yellow option, a high-level bridge (a bridge without a lift span) downstream of the existing bridge, was announced as the preferred option for a future bridge at Tooleybuc.
With the changes to the Timber Truss Road Bridges strategy, planning for a future bridge has been put on hold in the short to medium term as investigations into strengthening the current crossing are carried out.
Transport for NSW is investigating opportunities to strengthen the current bridge at Tooleybuc to allow trucks carrying heavier loads to cross the river without damaging the structure.
We will contact the community with more information as it becomes available.
For further information about this project please contact:
Mail: Toolebuc Bridge, PO Box 484, Wagga Wagga NSW 2650