New addition for Hamley Bridge

Tribute: Hamley Bridge's new entrance signs recognise the railway history of the town. Photo: Supplied.
Tribute: Hamley Bridge's new entrance signs recognise the railway history of the town. Photo: Supplied.

Work has been complete on entrance signs at Hamley Bridge, which paid tribute to the town's railway heritage.

Hamley Bridge was the latest town to have the statement signage installed as part of Wakefield Regional Council's entrance sign roll out.

Visitors will be greeted by the signs which featured a steam engine chugging along the iconic, auburn-red bridge south of the town.

Resident Jon Povey designed the sign's artwork which was based on a real photo of the Duke of Glouster's 1936 Royal visit.

The program will continue to be rolled out by Council over the next two years, with two signs per town to be installed each year at an annual cost of about $150,000 - or $76,000 each town.

Wakefield Mayor Rodney Reid said he expected the signs to be well received.

"The signs mark such an important part of Hamley Bridge's identity - the railways, which expanded in the 1870's and really brought about the town," Mayor Reid said.

Blyth and Owen's signs were due to be completed over this financial year, while Brinkworth and Snowtown's will be in 2020/21.