Transport for NSW is building a new permanent rail overbridge on Burley Griffin Way at Wallendbeen. The new bridge will improve travel times and provide a stronger and wider two-lane crossing for transport customers.
APR 2022Design for the new permanent bridge is complete
The design for the new permanent bridge has been completed.
The new bridge will be wider than both the original and temporary bridge and has been designed to Australian Bridge Standards to carry heavy vehicles including B Doubles and larger trucks. It has been designed to withstand a similar weather event that damaged the original rail overpass bridge.More information
Key features of the concrete girder bridge include:
- 30-metre-long bridge deck including a six-metre approach at either end
- Two x 3.9-metre-wide traffic lanes
- Two-metre-wide shoulders on either side of the traffic lanes
- 3.4-metre-high wire mesh safety screens
The new bridge will be built 20 metres west of the temporary bridge’s current location and will involve realigning Burley Griffin Way. The temporary bridge will remain open throughout construction resulting in minimal traffic impacts.
You can find out more information by reading the frequently asked questions (PDF, 195Kb).
Transport for NSW is building a new permanent rail bridge on Burley Griffin Way at Wallendbeen following the emergency removal of the existing bridge due to severe damage sustained during a wet weather event.
In October 2021 a temporary single-lane steel bridge was installed allowing motorists to drive the full length of Burley Griffin Way without the need for lengthy detours.
Burley Griffin Way is a key route on the network linking the Hume Highway to the Riverina and the Olympic and Newell highways. The new permanent bridge will return a two-lane crossing to motorists, improving safety and travel times on this important freight corridor.
For further information about this project please contact:
Mail: Wallendbeen Bridge, PO Box 484, Wagga Wagga NSW 2650