Tooleybuc Bridge Interpretation Strategy
Roads and Maritime Services in partnership with Vic Roads are reviewing options to replace the existing Tooleybuc bridge and its approaches with a new concrete bridge over the Murray River at Tooleybuc. The existing bridge is a single lane Allan truss timber bridge with steel lift span that opened in 1925. The lift span is supported by concrete piers. The approach spans, trestles and abutments are timber.
The Allan timber truss as found on the Tooleybuc bridge was developed by Percy Allan to incorporate Australian hardwood into overall bridge design and engineering for the NSW Public Works Department. There are several examples constructed along the Murray River, with each an improvement upon the last.
Concepts explored to interpret the bridge include a mooring pontoon on the eastern bank of the Murray River linking with the adjoining open space areas and the town of Tooleybuc and include the possible reuse of part of the Tooleybuc bridge.
PAADesign also prepared the Urban design strategy and
Landscape character and visual impact assessment for the new Tooleybuc bridge.