Martin Bridge

Martin Bridge, Taree

The New South Wales Government is funding a major project to repaint Martin Bridge.

Latest news

JUN 2021

JUN 2021Night work on Martin Bridge

We will be carrying out limited night work as part of the repainting project. Martin Bridge will remain open to traffic throughout the work with traffic reduced to one lane.

We will be working from Sunday 4 July for five nights between 7pm and 6am, weather permitting.

See the June Project Notification (PDF, 148Kb) for more information.

Project information

Martin Bridge is a steel truss bridge that spans the Manning River at Taree. The bridge has an overall length of 475 metres with 15 spans, 11 of which are steel trusses. The bridge was opened in 1940 and replaced a ferry service at the end of Pulteney Street, Taree.

Transport for NSW will deliver the project which includes repairing and repainting the existing steel on the bridge. The scope of work involves encapsulating each span to remove and dispose of existing paint and apply three coats of new paint. Each span will take up to two months to complete.

Martin Bridge is a significant bridge located over an important waterway. Transport has worked closely with our contractors to develop a way to deliver the work to minimise impacts on the Manning River and the local environment.

We are making sure we minimise impacts on the local community and road users by delivering the project with very limited night work and minimal short bridge closures. Work on the project started on 11 June. We expect to complete the project in late 2021, weather permitting.

Access will be available across the bridge during most work activities. Most of the repainting work will be carried out during the day with minor disruption to motorists and pedestrians. However full bridge closures may be required for up 15 minutes on limited occasions during the night, to facilitate isolated plant or equipment movements. These will be managed to minimise traffic disruptions and avoid the need for detours. We will advise the community in advance of these short bridge closures.

Transport for NSW will continue to keep the community advised as this project progresses.

Project documents

Community updates

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June 2021 project notification

Out of hours work on Martin Bridge, Taree in July.

May 2021 project notification

Out of hours work on Martin Bridge, Taree from Sunday 6 June

January 2021 project notification

Out of hours work on Martin Bridge, Taree in January and February 2021

November 2020 project notification

Night work on Martin bridge

July 2020 project notification

Temporary closure and detour arrangements on River Street, Taree from Monday 27 July.

May 2020 project notification

Start of work on Martin Bridge, Taree from Monday 18 May.

May 2018 project notification

Night closures and detour arrangements on Martin Bridge, Taree from Sunday 10 June.

October 2015 project notification 228Kb
July 2015 project notification 188Kb
June 2015 community update 121Kb
March 2014 community update 176Kb
November 2013 community update 192Kb


Contact us

For further information about this project contact:

Phone: 02 4924 0217


Mail:Transport for New South Wales, Locked Bag 2030, Newcastle NSW 2300

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