Early works on Wye River bridge replacement

August 3, 2023 7:09 am in by

wye river bridge artist impression RRVThere will be some action around the Wye River bridge this month ahead of its replacement.

The original bridge was built in the 1960s.

Early works are getting underway this month, which will see crews replacing a water tank near the caretaker’s building at the Foreshore Caravan Park.

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Regional Roads Victoria says the first stage of the replacement later this year will include building retaining walls and widening the road on both sides of the structure.

The bridge will be demolished in 2024, and replaced half at a time to allow one lane of traffic to remain accessible.

Authorities say the new bridge will improve pedestrian safety and allow for higher tides and storm surges in the town.

Picture: An Artist’s impression of the new bridge [Regional Roads Victoria]