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Barfold bridges replacement project

Photograph of Curlys Bridge on Mitchells Lane, Barfold

This project will replace three bridges near the township of Barfold with new modern structures, which will greatly improve safety for motorists and allow for heavy vehicle access for fire-fighting purposes, as well as access for waste collection and other community services vehicles.

Project summary

Council has secured funding from Round 5 of the Australian Government’s Bridge Renewal Program to enable the construction of three new concrete bridges to replace the existing structures on Siddles Road, Shillidays Road and Mitchells Lane in Barfold.

All three bridges have been assessed as in need of replacement.

Project aim and outcomes

This project involves the design and construction of new concrete bridges (which are not load limited) with the capacity to service the needs of the residents, tourists, and farm and service vehicles accessing Siddles Road, Shillidays Road and Mitchells Lane in Barfold.

Design considerations

The design of these bridges will consider:

- The carrying capacity and safety infrastructure noting commercial and personal use by cars and farm vehicles.
- Removal of the existing load limits.
- An expected design life of 80 to 100 years.

Two of the bridges will be replaced with single lane structures as currently exist. The third will be rebuilt as a double lane bridge.

Design documents will be viewable from this webpage when they are available.

Where are we now

This project is a design and construct project. We are working to secure the services of a qualified contractor to undertake the design and construction works.

Intended construction timeline

Construction for this project is planned to commence in April 2021.

It is anticipated that the project will be completed by the end of June 2021.

Project manager

Graeme Barnes – Project Manager
Email: g.barnes@mountalexander.vic.gov.au

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