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Published Friday 6 December 2019
Tags:General, Environment, Media Release

Bridge works go to new heights

Works to stabilise Seymour’s historic, heritage-listed Old Goulburn Bridge are continuing.

A crane is on the site to remove damaged timber decking and steel support beams.

Concrete anchor blocks have recently been installed on both sides of the river which have been used to attach steel cables. The cables were tensioned to brace the bridge.

With the bracing system now in place, works can now continue to remove damaged timbers and steel beams which are threatening the integrity of the bridge. Works will continue over the next few weeks.

Once completed, Council is optimistic that the existing river closure can be lifted, and the Goulburn River can be re-opened for the community. This will be a decision by Maritime Safety Victoria.

Restrictions are currently in effect within 50 metres of the bridge both upstream and downstream.

The works have been funded and developed in partnership with Heritage Victoria and Regional Development Victoria.

Quotes attributable to Mitchell Shire Mayor Councillor David Lowe

“These works are in partnership with Heritage Victoria and Regional Development Victoria. Thanks to this important partnership between council and the Victorian Government, we can ensure generations to come can enjoy the sight and use of the bridge.”

This page was last updated on 21 May 2020.