Anvil Creek Bridge is a new, 24 metre long, two-lane concrete bridge with 200 metres of upgraded road pavement on both sides. There is also a 2.5-metre-wide pedestrian pathway on the new bridge which provides safe and easy access to the train station.
The project was made possible with a $691,000 grant under the Australian Government’s Bridges Renewal Program and a $1.3 million dollar contribution from Cessnock City Council.
The previous Anvil Creek Bridge was a single lane timber bridge which was no longer suitable for the needs of the community. The timber bridge had a heavy vehicle load limit placed on it and there was no pedestrian access across the bridge to the Greta Train Station located at the western end of Nelson Street.
Anvil Creek Bridge is a vital commuter and transportation route for the residents of Greta and wider communities between the Cessnock LGA and the upper Hunter Valley.
Before - view to the east:
After - view to the east:
Before - view to the west:
After - view the west: