Rawsonville Bridge, west of Dubbo

Rawsonville Bridge replacement

The NSW Government is providing $700,000 to investigate options for replacing the Rawsonville Bridge with a new concrete bridge. The bridge is located over the Macquarie River on Rawsonville Bridge Road, west of Dubbo.

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FEB 2020

FEB 2020Feb 2020 Community information session

The Rawsonville Bridge was on the list of NSW timber truss bridges to be preserved but after a review of the conservation list of bridges developed in 2012 and community feedback, the bridge will be removed and replaced with a new concrete bridge which will increase load capacity, improve wide vehicle access, improve safety and reduce ongoing maintenance costs.

The Rawsonville Bridge replacement demonstrates how the NSW Government is listening to the community, after the majority of feedback during consultation showed community members were in support of building a new bridge rather than closing the old one for at least six months of repair work.

Closing the bridge would have involved a lengthy detour, adding up to 20 minutes to travel time so this is a great outcome for the community.

You can find out more about the Rawsonville Bridge replacement by visiting our projects team at an information session to be held at: 

Rawsonville Community Hall
Wednesday 26 February 2020
4pm to 7pm 

Or by contacting the project team directly on 1800 167 499.

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.

improved safety for road users

stronger, longer lasting bridge

reduce ongoing maintenance costs

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Contact us

Phone: 1800 167 499

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

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