The North Bourke Bridge served as a gateway to inland New South Wales until the Mitchell Highway by-pass was built next to the existing bridge and was then opened in 1997. The North Bourke Bridge was then closed, accessible only by pedestrians. Over time deterioration in parts of the historic bridge have seen pedestrian access limited or closed.
Following are views of the Darling River Gateway Bridge (Mitchell Hwy – B71), that now manages transportation across the Darling River at Bourke and views of the North Bourke Bridge from the Darling River Gateway Bridge.
Standing on the North Bourke Bridge, looking south down the Darling-Baaka River at the Darling River Gateway Bridge.