Abbotsford Bridge to close

The Abbotsford Bridge at Curlwaa will be closed in mid-July for up to 10 weeks, weather permitting, as Transport for New South Wales carries out essential maintenance work to upgrade its mechanical lift span.

This work will improve safety and reduce the need for future maintenance on the bridge.

The first stage of the work on the NSW Government funded $2 million project will begin in mid-June, with night closures of the bridge before it is closed 24/7 from mid-July.

Detours will be in place during the work with motorists advised to cross the Murray River via the George Chaffey Bridge between Mildura and Buronga.

For the duration of the project the lift span will not be operational and no maritime vessels will be able to pass under the bridge lift span.

Smaller vessels will still be able to pass underneath the bridge truss spans.

Transport for New South Wales will provide further advice and details closer to the start of works.