Roads and Maritime Services (formerly Roads and Traffic Authority) manages 48 of the State’s 63 remaining timber truss bridges. Built between about 1860 and 1936, these bridges represent an important part of the heritage of NSW, with 29 currently listed on the State Heritage Register.
Managing these historic assets into the future presents a significant challenge. Issues include load carrying capacity, narrow bridge width, poor access and frequent and very expensive ongoing maintenance needs. Of the 48 bridges under Roads and Maritime Services management, Roads and Maritime Services is proposing to retain 25 bridges that would reflect the history and diversity of timber truss style bridges.
Coffs Harbour Hardwoods has a long history of providing good quality bridge timbers to RTA (or other names NSW state roads have fallen under), our ability to provide timbers for large structural projects gives organisations such as governments (local & state) or big businesses peace of mind when it comes down to who they can rely on for these types of jobs.