Lignum Creek Bridge replacement - Bridges for the Bush

The NSW Government is providing $6.7 million to replace the Lignum Creek Bridge on the Mid Western Highway, 60 kilometres west of Grenfell to provide a smoother and longer lasting bridge, improve safety and reduce ongoing maintenance costs.

Lignum Creek Bridge
The old Lignum Creek Bridge was narrow and nearing the end of its life.

Updates and announcements

Work is progressing well on the replacement of the Lignum Creek Bridge with the project on track to be completed in mid-2019.

The existing timber bridge has been removed and the new, wider concrete bridge is taking shape.

The bridge demolition and construction work can be viewed on the timelapse video.

The concrete bridge deck has been poured and road work will start in March to connect the bridge to the existing highway.

Work hours are from Monday to Saturday between 7am and 6pm, weather permitting.

Changed traffic conditions will continue to be in place for the safety of motorists and workers. Traffic will be detoured around the bridge site via the side track and a reduced speed limit of 40km/h will be in place. Up to one lane may be closed during road work for the bridge approaches.

Motorists should plan their trip, allow extra travel time and follow the direction of all signs, including reduced speed limits.

We thank motorists for their patience during this important project.

Timelapse video


Project background

Lignum Creek Bridge, on the Mid Western Highway was built in 1937 and is narrow, in poor condition and nearing the end of its life.

The NSW Government is providing $6.7 million for the replacement of the Lignum Creek Bridge as part of the Bridges for the Bush program.

To minimise disruption to motorists on the Mid Western Highway, a side track has been built next to the bridge and will be used to divert traffic during the project construction. The side track will be removed after the bridge is built.

Project benefits

  • Longer lasting, smoother and stronger bridge
  • Improved safety for road users
  • Reduced ongoing maintenance costs

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