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  • Writer's pictureThe Hon. Paul Toole MP


The community is invited to learn more about the future of Crossley Bridge over the Turon River in Sofala at a drop-in session on Tuesday 18 May.

Member for Bathurst Paul Toole said the existing Crossley Bridge, 45 kilometres north of Bathurst, has almost reached the end of its useful life and will be replaced with a new bridge with increased load capacity and width to cater for all road users.

“We want the local community to get involved and share their feedback on the future Crossley Bridge that will benefit motorists and heavy vehicles over the Turon River,” Mr Toole said.

“It’s important we build a new structure that is going to benefit the local community today and tomorrow.

“The existing bridge will continue to be maintained by Transport for NSW until a new one is built to provide access to local, holiday and freight users on the road network.

“Next steps include preliminary development activities including concept road and bridge design, specialist environmental studies, and ground investigations for the pavement and bridge.

“Transport for NSW continues to progress plans for the Crossley Bridge, and will keep the local community informed as the project progresses.”

The drop-in session will be held on Tuesday 18 May from 4pm to 7pm at Sofala Memorial Hall – 23 Denison Street, Sofala. Sanitiser will be available at the event, and attendees are asked to register their contact details to remain COVID-Safe.

Construction on the new Crossley Bridge will commence in early 2025. For more information visit, or email if you would like to know more but cannot attend the community drop in session.


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