Australian state New South Wales has approved a sum of $25m to improve the Windsor Bridge, one of Australia’s oldest bridges.

The project will either restore or upgrade the oldest crossing over the Hawkesbury River, which is traversed by 18,000 motorists daily.

The Road Transport Authority will assess nine alternatives to improving traffic flow. The best method will be selected in consultation with the community.

Out of the nine options, three options involved the replacement of the bridge upstream from the current bridge, while five involved replacing it downstream. The remaining option involved upgrading the existing Windsor Bridge.