|Newell Highway (National Highway 39) - Coonabarabran to Moree - Historic Photos (Decommissioned)|
The Newell Highway is the longest highway in NSW, stretching from the Victorian border at Tocumwal to the Queensland border. It's the economic backbone for freight and livestock transporters, tourism operators, caravanners and holiday makers, emergency services, government, media and business owners. 2
The majority of the route is undivided roadway, with various overtaking sections where required.
The Newell Highway is named after HH Newell. He was the first commissioner for Main Roads in New South Wales. He passed away in 1941. 3 Prior to his appointment to the newly formed Main Roads Board on March 9, 1925, he was the District Engineer at the Wollongong branch of the Department of Public Works. 4
Multiplexes along the route include:
This page concentrates on historical photos of the route between Coonabarabran and Moree.
Photo from the late 1960s of the bridge over Bohena Ck in the town of Bohena Creek.
Image © Department of Main Roads. Scanned from the All About Bridges brochure
1 Roads and Traffic Authority, Schedule of Classified Roads and State & Regional Roads, 31 January 2011
2 Roads and Traffic Authority, Road Projects, Western Region, Newell Highway
3 Department of Main Roads, Main Roads of New South Wales brochure
4 Department of Main Roads, The Roadmakers, A History of Main Roads in New South Wales, ISBN0 7240 0439 4
5 Roads & Traffic Authority, Rules & Regulations, Newell Highway Reduced Speed Limit
6 Roads & Traffic Authority, Projects, Western Region, Moree Town Centre Bypass
Last updated: 17-Dec-2019 0:55
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