Our project to build a new bridge over the Avon River in Stratford is now complete, with trains travelling over the new bridge 3 months ahead of schedule.
Trains can travel at up to 90km/h on the new structure, a significant improvement on the 10km/h speed limit on the old bridge, improving reliability for passenger services.
The nearby McAlister Street level crossing has been upgraded, improving safety for road users and train passengers.
Watch more videos showing the progress of the project.
In December 2018, Heritage Council of Victoria included the original Avon River bridge on the Victorian Heritage Register.
The bridge was considered significant due to its clear association with the development of Victoria’s railway network and as a notable example of a rail bridge that can be easily understood and appreciated.