Luskintyre Bridge upgrades finished

Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter Scot MacDonald at the Luskintyre Bridge. Picture: Nick Bielby

Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter Scot MacDonald at the Luskintyre Bridge. Picture: Nick Bielby

Work on the historic Luskintyre Bridge is complete.

Upgrades to the bridge were finished on Thursday.

Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter Scot MacDonald said the state government provided $4.9 million to fund major repairs on the 111-year-old bridge to maintain capacity and reduce long-term maintenance costs.

“Work included replacing and strengthening timber and steel elements beneath the bridge, applying new protective paint to the bridge and installing safety barriers and repairing bridge approaches,” he said.

“Luskintyre Bridge was built in 1904 and was the first road bridge of its class in NSW.

“Given the age and condition of the bridge routine maintenance was required to extend the life of the bridge and ensure it continued to serve the community well into the future.”

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