Earlier than anticipated: new Kline Street bridge opens


Cessnock City Council is pleased to announce the official opening of the new $3.75 million Kline Street bridge at Weston, months ahead of schedule.

Cessnock City Mayor Jay Suvaal was joined by Federal Member for Paterson Meryl Swanson and Member for Cessnock Clayton Barr today to mark the momentous occasion at an official ribbon cutting ceremony.

“We are thrilled to announce the completion of works on the new Kline Street bridge,” said Clr Suvaal.

“Compared to its ageing timber predecessor, the new modern bridge boasts a wider footpath, wider travel lanes, and a one metre increase in height to improve flood resilience.

“Its construction means road closures and isolation for residents on the western side of Swamp Creek will be much less frequent.”

Along with $1,350,000 in council funding, the project secured $1,750,000 in grant funding from the NSW Government’s Fixing Country Bridges Program, plus an additional $650,000 funding under the Federal Government’s Bridges Renewal Program.

The major project commenced in April 2023. Road works on either side of the bridge are nearing completion, with the bridge set to be open to public traffic within the coming weeks.

For more details, please visit Cessnock City Council’s website: https://www.cessnock.nsw.gov.au/Works/Major-works/Kline-Street-Weston-bridge-replacement

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