The new bridge over the Clarence River at Harwood is about 20 metres east of the existing bridge, 1.5 kilometres long and four lanes wide. The new bridge will provide safer, smoother travel for motorists and eliminate the need for highway motorists to stop while the existing Harwood Bridge is raised for maritime users. Work on the new bridge over the Clarence River began in 2016.
The profile of the new bridge accommodates a mid-river shipping lane height of 30 metres above the water level.
The existing Harwood Bridge will remain and provide access to the upgraded highway and Harwood.