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Published Friday 15 November 2019
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Old Goulburn works progress

Protection works on Seymour’s historic heritage listed Old Goulburn Bridge are well underway.

Contractors and Mitchell Shire Council officers have regularly attended the site over the past few months while concrete blocks were installed on either side of the river to provide anchors for the cable tensioning system that will brace the bridge.

The concrete anchor blocks were given three weeks to set before cable tensioning works could begin. It is anticipated that the works will continue over the next few weeks.

Works still to come include:

  • Installation of a steel cable bracing system
  • Removal of damaged timber decking and steel support beams
  • Water proofing of exposed top facing timber surfaces to prevent further deterioration

Once works are completed, Council anticipates that the existing river closure can be lifted, and the Goulburn River can be re-opened for the community. This will be assessed 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. Council thanks the Victorian Government for their ongoing support in this project.

Quotes attributable to Mitchell Shire Mayor Councillor Bill Chisholm

“It is great to see works underway on the Old Goulburn Bridge. The preservation of this iconic structure is important to the Seymour community and to Council,” he said.

“The Goulburn River and its surroundings are regularly enjoyed by locals and visitors to Seymour and ensuring the stability, preservation and safety of this heritage listed bridge is a priority for us.”

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