Final bridge beams on the new Chandler Highway Bridge have been installed, with a total of 24 beams installed over four months.

Each spanning 50 metres and weighing 70 tonnes, the beams were lifted into place by a 600-tonne crane.

The new six-lane bridge will run adjacent to the existing heritage bridge, which will be preserved and turned into a shared cyclist and pedestrian bridge.

The new Chandler Highway Bridge is set to open by the end of 2018.

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View of Yarra Boulevard, with new retaining wall adjacent to the Royal Talbot Rehabilitation Centre
Aerial view showing the new bridge adjacent to the existing bridge, looking southbound towards Kew
Aerial view looking south east, showing the Yarra river and where the new shared path will be built
View of the heritage bridge in comparison to the new, six-lane bridge
Three southbound lanes will be built on the Yarra Bend Development site
Aerial view of the Royal Talbot Rehabilitation centre
The heritage bridge will be preserved and turned into a shared cyclist and pedestrian bridge
Close up aerial showing the current bridge being used by traffic, and the new lanes to be added

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