Bridges, Culverts & Drains Project Updates


  • Minor culvert renewal program. $100,000 capital works project. Details TBA.
  • Bridge and major culvert replacements. $350,650 capital works project. Investigation, scoping and design of bridge projects for the next three year.

$3.5M capital works project
This project is jointly funded by the Australian Government through the Bridge Renewal Program, and TRC.

The Duncan Brown bridge on Mary Street is being fully replaced and will take at least until the end of the year to complete. Hours of work are 7am–6pm Monday to Friday and 7am–1pm Saturday.

The new bridge will have two lanes and pedestrian access, and is expected to last for the next 100 years. The load limit will be increased to 44T, which will mean trucks and emergency services vehicles will be able to cross it.The bridge will be closed and multiple detour routes will be in place during construction. The primary detour route is via Forrester Road, which has had line marking and sign upgrades to accommodate the increased traffic flow. We also are unable to provide safe pedestrian access to the bridge during construction.

Tuesday 27 September Update

The vegetation management, underbore, relocation of services (water and sewer), demolition and thrust blocks on each side (to hold the services in place) are complete. All of the piles have been drilled and poured, and the forming and pouring of pile caps and headstocks for abutments is progressing. This stage will continue until at least the middle of October.

Casting of the 19m (x18) decks for the centre of the bridge is complete and they have begun arriving in Tolga. The casting of the 10m decks (x10) for the ends of the bridge will be done in Tolga.

There has been a slight delay in the project caused by the availability of reinforcing steel.

Photos © ARO Industries.

$180,000 capital works project

A new causeway will be built across the Wild River on Moomin Road. $20,000 will be spent on investigation, scoping and design in 2022–23, with construction in 2023–24.