Two month maintenance program on Martin Bridge in Taree began June 10

The partial closure will happen Sunday to Thursday for around three weeks.
The partial closure will happen Sunday to Thursday for around three weeks.

Martin Bridge in Taree has been partially closed as of Sunday, June 10 as Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) crews begin a major maintenance program.

The closure will start at 7pm with both lanes opening to traffic at 5am. The partial closure of the bridge will continue for about three weeks until June 28, weather permitting.

Full closure of the bridge with a detour is expected to begin on Sunday, July 1 for about five weeks.

Martin Bridge detour route: It is expected the bridge will be closed to all traffic for about five weeks beginning July 1.

Martin Bridge detour route: It is expected the bridge will be closed to all traffic for about five weeks beginning July 1.

The RMS crews will work Sunday to Thursday.

According to the RMS, the NSW government is funding the maintenance program in ā€œpreparation for future painting work on Martin Bridge.ā€

During the eight week program workers will repair and replace steel beams, rivets and bolts on the bridge.

The bridge is a steel truss bridge with an overall length of 475 metres with 15 spans, 11 of which are steel trusses.