Avon Bridge Closure - Northam


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SRG Civil has been appointed for the refurbishment of the aging Newcastle Road Bridge (Avon Bridge), estimated to cost $4.4 million.

The project will include a complete refurbishment of the bridge including:

  • widening the traffic lanes
  • a new footpath
  • upgrading the guardrail
  • replacing the bridge deck
  • and strengthening the bridge which will include driving additional piles.

The following closure is required:


Avon Bridge

​Newcastle Road 

From 9.30am7 December to July 2017
  • CLOSED to traffic and pedestrians
  • Detour map
  • Please allow extra travel time and use alternate routes.



The Newcastle Road Bridge (Avon Bridge) is located over the Avon River in Northam and requires structural repair works to increase safety and longevity of the bridge structure. Improvements will also be made for access and safety of pedestrians with a wider footpath and guardrail upgrade.

The bridge formed part of Great Eastern Highway until the Northam Bypass was constructed.

An average of 5,600 vehicles per day use this section of Newcastle Road.


Community Engagement

 Information about the project will be distributed through numerous channels, including:


Further Information

The project works will be managed by our Wheatbelt region.

Any enquiries can be directed to:

Phone: 138 138

Email: enquiries@mainroads.wa.gov.au


Modified: 07 Dec 2016