Towong Bridge

Towong Bridge

Towong Bridge is a timber bridge across the Murray River between Bringenbrong, in NSW, and Towong, in Victoria. Transport for NSW, in partnership with Victoria’s Department of Transport, is currently planning a replacement crossing in this location.

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AUG 2021

AUG 2021Have your say on the Review of Environmental Factors

The NSW and Victorian governments are funding a $10 million project to build a new, stronger and longer lasting bridge over the Murray River at Towong. As part of this project, we are inviting you to have your say on the Review of Environmental Factors (REF), including the proposed design.

3D view of the proposed Towong Bridge replacement.

Pictured: 3D view of the proposed Towong Bridge replacement.

View the Review of Enviromental Factors (PDF, 41.5Mb) or call 1300 679 842 to request a printed copy.

If you have comments, concerns or feedback, let us know by:

Submissions close at 5pm on Friday 24 September.

Project information

Towong Bridge is a timber beam bridge, built in 1938 and crossing the Murray River between Bringenbrong, in NSW, and Towong, in Victoria.

In 2016, a temporary support solution was installed to extend the life of the current bridge to resist regular flooding events that are common on the upper Murray River. These repairs extended the bridge’s life but it now needs to be replaced.

A project is currently in planning to remove the current bridge and replace it with a new, 11-metre wide, 60-metre long concrete bridge, incorporating two traffic lanes and a pedestrian walkway.

The project will be carried out in two stages: removal of the existing timber bridge and construction of the new bridge.

Work is expected to start in 2022 and will take about 18 months to complete, weather permitting.

The project’s objectives include:

  • providing a modern structure with minimal maintenance for the next 25 years
  • ensuring a safe crossing for all users by addressing bridge safety concerns
  • ensuring the bridge is capable of withstanding current and future traffic loads.

Following the close of feedback, we will review all community comments and produce a submissions report, responding to the community’s comments. We will advise the community when this is available.

We are committed to working with the community, Snowy Valleys Council, Towong Shire Council, and key stakeholders to ensure they are informed and involved in every step of the project.

Project documents

Project notifications

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August 2021 project notifiction

Have your say on the Towong Bridge Review of Environmental Factors report by Friday 24 September.

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Media releases

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31 August 2021

Help shape plans for new Towong Bridge

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Contact us

For further information about this project please contact:

Email: murrayrivercrossing@transport.nsw.gov.au

Phone: 1300 679 842

Mail: Towong Bridge project, PO Box 484, Wagga Wagga NSW 2650

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