Victoria Bridge, Picton

Victoria Bridge upgrade

Transport for NSW is upgrading the historic Victoria Bridge over Stonequary Creek, Picton. This heritage listed bridge was designed by Percy Allan and opened on 7 October 1897. It features the tallest trestles in New South Wales and is one of the oldest surviving bridges of its type.

Latest news

FEB 2021

FEB 2021Victoria Bridge Closed for one day

Between 12pm 23 Tuesday February and 5pm Wednesday 24 Feburary, weather permitting, the bridge will be closed to vehicle traffic during the day and at night while the new timber top chord is installed on the bridge.

A full closure is required to replace the original timber top chord.

On Friday 26 February the bridge will also be closed for an extended period of time between 7am and 5pm to complete truss work.

Please view or download the February 2021 community notification (834kb).

In the event of an emergency requiring the bridge to be used as an evacuation route, work will stop and the bridge will be reopened to vehicle traffic.

Project information

The upgrade will improve longevity and reduce future maintenance costs for this historically significant bridge.

Work to upgrade the bridge will be done in two stages:

  • Stage 1 involves bracing the bridge and replacing the timber top chords that support the bridge and will require three months of temporary closures
  • Stage 2 involves replacing the timber support truces that hold up the bridge and will require a full closure of the bridge for up to four months, which will occur following the bushfire season in 2021.

Work for Stage 1 will start from Monday 19 October, weather permitting. The temporary closures will occur during the day between 7am and 5pm, Monday to Friday.

Between November and December up to 17 days of 24 hour closures and night work will be required to install temporary supports and remove and replace the top supports. Updates will be provided closer to the planned dates.

In the event of an emergency requiring the bridge to be used as an evacuation route, work will stop and the bridge will be reopened to vehicle traffic.

During the temporary closures traffic will be detoured via Menangle Street, Colden Street, Margaret Street, Old Hume Highway and Argyle Street. This detour will avoid school zones and help provide a smoother trip through the town centre. Please keep to the speed limits and follow signs and traffic controllers’ directions. For the latest traffic updates, you can call 132 701, visit livetraffic.com or download the Live Traffic NSW App.

Access will be maintained for residents on Prince Street and pedestrian access across the bridge will be maintained during the work.

Temporary closure of Victoria Bridge - detour map
Temporary closure of Victoria Bridge - detour map

Project documents

Community notifications

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February 2021 community notification

Victoria Bridge upgrade Stage 1 – extended closures from Tuesday 23 February

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December 2020 community notification

Victoria Bridge upgrade Stage 1 – day and night closures and project update.

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October 2020 community notification

Victoria Bridge upgrade Stage 1 - start of work and temporary closure

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Media releases

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26 October 2020

Work starts to upgrade the historic Victoria Bridge at Picton

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Contact us

For more information about the project, please contact the project team.

Phone: 1800 313 075 (toll free) during business hours

Email: victoriabridgepicton@transport.nsw.gov.au

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