Mammoth beam lift for Echuca-Moama Bridge

7 February, 2019Echuca-Moama Bridge Project

A mammoth operation to crane in 144 beams is hitting the halfway mark, with two flood relief bridges taking shape as part of the Echuca-Moama Bridge project.

We’ve begun installing 70 beams for the crossings on the western end of Warren Street.

Each concrete beam is 18 metres long and weighs almost 20 tonnes

The new flood relief bridges will be able to better handle heavy vehicles and will replace the existing, narrow crossings along Warren Street, which are nearly 80 years old.

Specially designed vehicles with long trailers are transporting one beam at a time to Warren Street from Echuca-based manufacturer Humes, which supplied the beams.

The flood relief bridges on the western end of Warren Street are expected to be complete by mid-2019.

This work is part of the second stage of the Echuca-Moama Bridge Project.

The $26.35 million package includes a roundabout connection to the future Murray River crossing to be built in stage three of the project.

The works also include dedicated residential service road, shared walking and cycling paths and turning lanes at intersections, including an extended right turning lane for safer access to the Echuca Cemetery.

The upgrades to Warren Street are expected to be complete by the end of 2019.

Visit the Echuca-Moama Bridge web page for more information.

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