Tenders called for Boscawen Street Bridge replacement

09 Oct 2022

City of Newcastle is moving ahead with the next stage of its $20 million commitment to reduce flooding across Wallsend, calling tenders for the replacement of the Boscawen Street Bridge.

The project is one of the key elements of the Ironbark Creek Flood Mitigation Plan, which is designed to improve water flow and reduce the impact of flooding during major rain events.

Newcastle Lord Mayor Nuatali Nelmes said it was pleasing to see work progressing on City of Newcastle’s (CN) long-term, multimillion investment into improving the bridge infrastructure in Wallsend.

“The Boscawen Street Bridge replacement plays a key role in our $20.7 million commitment to addressing flooding across Wallsend through the Ironbark Creek Flood Mitigation Plan,” Cr Nelmes said.

“We’ve already delivered significant upgrades through the construction of the $3.3 million Tyrrell Street bridge, which will be augmented by the replacement of both the Boscawen and Nelson Street bridges, as well as planned stormwater improvement upgrades at Cowper Street Bridge.

“These upgrades are critical to ensure we properly address the issue of flooding in Wallsend and will pave the way for our planned program of traffic improvements and amenity upgrades to the Wallsend town centre, which will support businesses and residents.”

Tenders for the construction of Boscawen Street Bridge replacement opened on 8 October 2022, with works scheduled to commence by mid-2023, while detailed design of the replacement of the Nelson Street Bridge is also underway.