Construction on temporary bridge progresses

Construction of the temporary Barongarook Creek Bridge is underway with crews laying the concrete deck. Works caused traffic disruptions on Friday.

Work crews are laying the concrete deck of a temporary bridge at Barongarook Creek, with Major Road Projects Victoria expecting the structure to be completed by the end of March.

Construction began on a temporary steel bridge over Barongarook Creek in early 2019, to minimise traffic disruption as the original bridge is demolished and a new crossing is built in its place.

“The opening of the temporary steel bridge is just weeks away and will keep traffic flowing on the Princes Highway as the old Barongarook Creek Bridge is removed, and the new one is built,” Major Road Projects Victoria project director Tim Price said.

“This temporary crossing means it’s business as usual for freight traffic and Colac locals as we build the new Barongarook Creek Bridge.”

A Major Road Projects Victoria spokesperson said that construction was progressing smoothly with piling works complete and eight cross beams, each 18 metres long, in position.

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