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Council is responsible for 230 bridges and major culverts in a range of styles and size, some of which are heritage listed.
Maintenance of heritage listed bridges can be a lengthy process. Before we can proceed, all works must be approved by Heritage Victoria and relevant stakeholders.
Sometimes road closures are necessary for bridge reconstruction, repair and maintenance works.
We understand that this can be an inconvenience, and we do our best to contact relevant businesses and residents in advance. Council also publishes planned works and road closures on our News and updates page.
Report maintenance issues or hazards online or contact us.
Load limits have been applied to some bridges in the shire with the aim to extend their lifespan.
If your load exceeds the approved limit you can contact us to apply for an exemption.
Load limit signs are installed at each of the following bridges:
Emberton Station Lane
West Baringhup-Havelock Road
Deep Creek Road
Fryers Tunnel Hill Road
Metcalfe East Langley Road
Walmer Muckleford Road
Yapeen Muckleford Road
Bendigo Sutton Grange Road
Faraday Sutton Grange Road
Vaughan Springs Road
Yandoit Sandon Road
Most railway bridges are low clearance structures. Please take them into consideration when planning your route.
See below for a listing of known height clearances within the shire.
Blackjack Road (Midland Highway end)
Specimen Gully Road (Midland Highway end)
3.3m – 3.9m
Midland Highway (near Botanical Gardens)
Forest Street (near railway station)
Barker Street / Midland Highway (between Saint and Rowe Streets)
4.1m – 4.8m
Langslow Street (off Elizabeth Street)
Maldon Road (between Martin Street and Maltby Drive)
Prison Farm Road (off Sawmill Road)
Fryers Road (Mains Road end)
3.9m – 4.5m
Taradale Road (between Spring Creek Road and Charles Street)