Victoria Bridge, Picton

Victoria Bridge upgrade

Transport for NSW has is completed upgradeing works on the historic Victoria Bridge over Stonequary Creek, Picton. This heritage listed bridge was designed by Percy Allan and opened on 7 October 1897. It features the tallest trestles in New South Wales and is one of the oldest surviving bridges of its type.

Latest news

JUN 2022

JUN 2022Maintenance work on Victoria Bridge, Picton

Transport for NSW will carry out repair works on the historic Victoria Bridge over Stonequarry Creek, Picton.

Due to long walls being mined in the area, some movement of the ground has been detected placing pressure on the bridge. Victoria Bridge will be temporarily closed to carry out work and remove this pressure.

View or download the May 2022 community notification (PDF, 664Kb).

DEC 2021

DEC 2021Work to restore Victoria Bridge now complete

Work to restore Victoria Bridge over Stonequarry Creek in Picton is now complete and the bridge has been reopened to vehicle traffic.

Transport for NSW thank the local community for their patience in restoring this historic bridge.

Opened in 1897 and one of the oldest and tallest trestle bridges of its type in NSW, restoration work involve replacing the timber support structure on the western side with concrete and replacing the existing timber supports with new lumber. Traditional skills were employed so that replacement timbers and other materials were upgraded in line with previous workmanship.

Project information

The upgrade will improve longevity and reduce future maintenance costs for this historically significant bridge. 

The bridge was upgraded in two stages: 

  • stage 1 involved bracing the bridge and replacing the timber top chords that support the bridge.
  • stage 2 involves replacing the timber support truces that hold up the bridge.

Project documents

Community notifications

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May 2022 community notification

Maintenance work on Victoria Bridge, Picton, from 30 May 2022

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May 2021 community notification

Temporary closure of Victoria Bridge and Prince Street, Picton from Monday 21 June.

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February 2021 community notification

Victoria Bridge upgrade Stage 1 – extended closures from Tuesday 23 February.

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December 2020 community notification

Victoria Bridge upgrade Stage 1 – day and night closures and project update.

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October 2020 community notification

Victoria Bridge upgrade Stage 1 - start of work and temporary closure.

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Media releases

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26 October 2020

Work starts to upgrade the historic Victoria Bridge at Picton

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Contact us

For more information about the project, please contact the project team.

Phone: 1800 313 075 (toll free) during business hours

Email: victoriabridgepicton@transport.nsw.gov.au

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