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Locals learn more about new Avon River Bridge

Posted: 10 Sep 2019

Work to build a new rail bridge over the Avon River will be underway in Stratford soon, and to get locals ready for what’s to come the construction team held information sessions last week.

We invited the local community to meet members of the project team and find out more about the project and what to expect over the coming months.

The pop-up information sessions were held on Wednesday 4 and Thursday 5 September at the Segue Community Hub & Arts Café in Stratford.

Attendees were keen to learn about the design of the bridge, how it will impact the surrounding park and about the rest of the half-a-billion dollar Gippsland Line Upgrade.

A briefing for contractors and suppliers was also held at the same time and location on Wednesday 4 September, giving locals a chance to find out how they can work on this multi-million-dollar project.

GROW Gippsland ran the local industry briefing, where more than 40 local contractors were able to register their interest in the various packages of work that will comprise the construction of the new bridge.

Site investigations, including geotechnical drilling, began in early 2018 and will continue in September to verify ground conditions.

Construction on the project will begin later this year, with a target completion date of early 2021.