Rawsonville Bridge, west of Dubbo

Rawsonville Bridge replacement

The NSW Government has committed $12.5 million to replace the Rawsonville Bridge over the Macquarie River on Rawsonville Bridge Road, west of Dubbo.

Latest news

AUG 2021

AUG 2021Project update

Plans to replace the Rawsonville Bridge are progressing well with extensive research, investigation and consultation undertaken to develop a Review of Environmental Factors (REF) for the proposal.

Work will include:

  • construction of a new bridge over the Macquarie River, around five metres upstream from the existing Rawsonville Bridge
  • construction of new roads to connect the bridge to the existing road network
  • removal of existing roads on either side of the current bridge
  • removal of the old bridge once the new bridge is operational.

The REF and Concept Design will be on public display in late 2021.

For more information view or download the August 2021 project update (PDF, 2.07Mb).

Project information

The Rawsonville Bridge was built in 1916 and is narrow and in poor condition due to age. It doesn’t meet modern design standards and is not suitable for use by modern day heavy vehicles with a Higher Mass Limit (HML) load. 

The Rawsonville Bridge is a major crossing of the Macquarie River linking the Mitchell Highway to the Dubbo-Burraway Road. If the bridge is closed for maintenance, customers are faced with an up to 45 kilometre detour to travel from one side of the bridge to the other.

Project benefits are:

  • improved safety for road users
  • stronger, longer lasting bridge
  • reduce ongoing maintenance costs.

Project documents


Contact us

Phone: 1800 167 499

Email: western.projects@rms.nsw.gov.au

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