We've installed 33 precast super-T beams, measuring up to 32 metres in length. Twenty-four piles have already been bored to depths of 15 metres into bedrock to support the new bridge, which will run parallel to the existing bluestone bridge.
The beams were manufactured at a pre-casting concrete factory in Melton, which is one of the thousands of important supply chain businesses benefiting from Victoria’s Big Build.
Using pre-made concrete beams sped up works on the bridge, meaning drivers faced shorter disruptions.
The beams began their 67-kilometre journey to Bridge Inn Road on the night before installation commenced and continued over the next few days, until all 33 beams were lowered into place. Each beam was carefully placed to be millimetre perfect.
Find out more about the New bridge over Plenty River.
The Bridge Inn Road Upgrade will be completed by 2025.