Anvil Creek Bridge Replacement

  • Project typeBridge upgrade
  • Project scheduleDesign: Jun 2020 - Jan 2021; Construction: Jan - Mar 2021


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 will replace the 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 have an open load limit and a life expectancy of at least 75 years.


The bridge is located on Nelson Street, Greta and crosses Anvil Creek approximately 1km west of New England Highway, 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.


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.


(Jun 2020 - Jan 2021)

Bridge and road approach design has recently been completed and certified. Council is currently finalising the electrical and lighting design necessitated due to a number of required power pole relocations. Construction of the new bridge and road approaches are expected to commence in Jan/Feb 2021 after the power poles have been relocated. 


(Jan - Mar 2021)

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
  • Approx. 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