Avon River Bridge
We’re building a new rail bridge over the Avon River in Stratford.
The new bridge over the Avon River will be built on the north side of the existing bridge and south of the Princes Highway.
Trains will continue to run on the existing bridge until the new one is built.
The $95 million project is part of the $530 million Gippsland Line Upgrade, which will deliver improvements to passengers along the entire line.
Trains will be able to travel at up to 90 km/h on the new structure, a significant improvement on the 10 km/h speed limit on the existing bridge.
The new bridge will increase passenger comfort by reducing train vibration and noise.
The nearby McAlister Street level crossing will be upgraded, improving safety for motorists and train passengers.
The new bridge will improve reliability on the Bairnsdale line.