As part of the largest transport infrastructure project in northern Victoria, we’re building a second Murray River crossing to connect Echuca and Moama to make it quicker and easier for you to travel across the Campaspe and Murray rivers.

Start of piling works

From late May until September 2020, we’ll be building the foundations for the new bridges using a construction technique known as piling.

Piling involves driving pre-cast concrete piles into the ground using a combination of cranes, piling rigs, vibrating hammers and drop hammers.

Piles are reinforced concrete columns that help to evenly transfer the weight of the bridge structure to create a strong foundation.

Each pile is up to 15 metres long and weighs up to five tonnes. The Project will be operating a total of three piling rigs to hammer over 550 piles, sometimes up to several stacked atop of each other, into the ground, at depths of around 40 metres.

During piling there will be high levels of repetitive noise and some vibration during the hammering of each pile.

We’ll use the best available technologies to minimise noise and vibration. We’ll also monitor noise, vibration and air quality to ensure we keep impacts to a minimum.

The map below shows you Stage 3 piling locations.

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Changes to Forbes Street

We’ve closed Forbes Street at Boundary Road permanently to make way for the new bridge over the Murray River.

The map below shows you how you can find your way around the area.

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Changes to Victoria Park and Scenic Drive access

To prepare for construction of the new river crossing, we’ve changed the way you access Victoria Park and Scenic Drive so we can start major construction for the new bridges over the Campaspe and Murray rivers.

These changes will remain in place until mid-2022.

The map below shows you how you can find your way around the area.

Victoria-Park-Scenic-Dr-access-map

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Campaspe Esplanade permanent closure

To prepare for construction of the new river crossing, we've closed Campaspe Esplanade permanently between Hansen and Warren Streets so we can connect Warren Street to the new bridges over the Campaspe and Murray rivers.

For details about the local traffic detours, see the map below.

Campaspe Esplanade closure

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Update - August 2020

During August we completed piling works for the new bridge over the Campaspe River near Warren and Crofton streets and we’re now building the piles on both sides of the Murray River.

Stage 3 In Echuca and Moama, we’ll:

  • continue piling to build foundations for the new bridge over the Murray River, near the Victoria Park boat ramp and the riverbank in NSW
  • commence forming pile caps at our Campaspe River works site, which is a vital part of the bridge’s concrete foundations
  • continue bringing soil and construction materials into Victoria Park to build the bridge and its approach embankments.

Stage 4 In Moama we’ll:

  • continue relocating Moama’s raw water supply main and underground electrical and communication services.

All works will take place from 7am to 6pm, Monday to Friday and 7am to 1pm, Saturdays.

The timing of these works may change depending on weather and ground conditions. Some works may need to be undertaken at night. If this needs to happen, we’ll let you know in advance.

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