Completion of the new two-lane Woolmers Lane Bridge has been delayed by three months.
While first expected to be finished in July, the works are now slated for completion in October.
Complications owing to weather and fluctuating levels of the Macquarie River are the causes of the delay, according to Northern Midlands mayor David Downie.
The old Woolmers Lane Bridge is still functioning while works to build the new bridge are ongoing.
Cr Downie said the bridge was an important feature of the area, which was vital for many businesses.
“There is a lot of traffic that uses that bridge and a lot of businesses on the other side of the river – it provides a gateway to the highway and to a number of businesses,” he said.
“There are also a lot of tourists to come through there.”
Cr Downie said the bridge, a part of $2.5 million road works in the area, would be a great upgrade to the current one-lane bridge.