Anvil Creek Bridge Replacement

  • Project typeBridge upgrade
  • Project scheduleDesign: Jun - Jul 2020, Construction: Oct 2020 - Feb 2021

Council will replace the existing timber Anvil Creek Bridge with a new two-lane concrete bridge of single span. The new bridge will facilitate traffic movements and include a pedestrian path. It will remove safety risk associated with a single lane bridge and will have an open load limit and a life expectancy of at least 75 years.


Anvil Creek Bridge is located on Nelson Street, Greta and crosses Anvil Creek approximately 1km west of New England Highway and in close proximity to Greta Railway Station.  Nelson Street is classified as a sub arterial road providing connection between Greta and the Greta Railway Station. Further south to Nelson Street connects to Mansfield Street then Camp Road and Allendale Road.


(June - July 2020)

Council has recently accepted a tender for the design and construction of the new two lane bridge and approach roadworks, with design expected to commence in June 2020. 


(August - December 2020)

The new single span bridge will have the same span and increased clearance above the waterway. The bridge will decrease the incidence of flooding upstream and allow a less restricted and turbulent flow of water downstream.

Construction will involve:

  • removal of the existing bridge;
  • construction of a new bridge on the same alignment;
  • utility services relocation; and
  • approximately 200m of road works on the approaches.

Relocation of the overhead power lines will coincide with the construction works.

A pedestrian bridge will be provided to maintain access to the Greta Railway Station for pedestrians, however all vehicles will be required to detour during the bridge closure period (see proposed detour map below). Information on the timing and duration of the bridge closure will be provided closer to the construction date.

Map of Anvil Creek Bridge upgrade changed traffic conditions


Anvil Creek Bridge is a single lane, timber, two span structure that has reached its limit of serviceability. An independent structural assessment of the bridge identified a number of timber elements in a deteriorated condition and imposed load limit of 7 tonnes.


Council has successfully secured funding from the Australian Government under the Bridges Renewal Program to allow for replacement of the bridge and associated road approaches.


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