Works will now focus on the construction of the superstructure and bridge deck.  This construction involves the installation of precast concrete units which are to be transported to the site.  Thus, this stage of the project will have a high number of heavy vehicle movements through the area. This could potentially cause delays on Martindale Road and the roads surrounding the bridge. Please be careful when transiting the area and as always, please do not hesitate to contact Council for any issues that may arise.

Council apologises for any inconvenience and appreciates your patience during this time.




Currently the construction works are progressing in accordance with the construction program and to the time frames for delivery of the new bridge in December 2020.

As residents would be aware the old bridge is now demolished and pile driving is 90% complete.

Planned works for the coming week will involve delivery of the precast concrete bridge components to the site.

I wish to reiterate the importance of contingency planning for access during a bad weather event.

Download the Maintenance of Access Contingency Plan for the Replacement of Williams Bridge, Martindale Road

In similar fashion to a personal Bushfire Management Plan, residents are encouraged to  develop their own contingency management plan in the event that access across Martindale Creek is not possible for a period of time due to moderate or severe flooding.

It would be appreciated if residents could provide a copy of their contingency management plan to Council, as this will assist with ensuring the welfare of residents and in providing important information with regards to the response that may be required during a moderate or major flood event.

If required, Council staff are available to assist with the development of individual resident contingency management plans.

For any construction related matters please contact Council’s Project Manager Gajan Thamo This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 0488 903 880.




Weather permitting Muswellbrook Shire Council, through their contractor Waeger. Constructions Pty Ltd will be carrying out the Construction of William Bridge from Wednesday 9th September 2020 until December 2020.

Works have been completed to upgrade the capacity of the side track in preparation for the demolition of the existing timber bridge and construction of the new concrete structure.

Council is conscious of the effect of these works on surrounding residences and every effort will be made to minimise disruption to normal activity.

Please be aware that during the period of construction access across the creek will be through the side track only and residents and businesses are advised to make plans to be prepared in the event that the side track is washed out and access is compromised. Although Council is working with the Emergency Services to prepare a contingency plan for this event residents are advised to be prepared.

Council apologises for any inconvenience and appreciates your patience during this time.

We encourage you to contact Council by either email or phone if you would like to discuss any potential impacts these works may have on you.

If you have any questions regarding this work please contact Muswellbrook Shire Council Project Officer,
Gajan Thamo on 0488 903 880 or via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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