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Bridge build begins for Fyans Street

Works are now underway to assemble the Fyans Street bridge that – when completed – will lead to the removal of the Fyans Street level crossing, part of the Geelong Line Upgrade in Victoria.

Works are now underway to assemble the Fyans Street bridge that – when completed – will lead to the removal of the Fyans Street level crossing, part of the Geelong Line Upgrade in Victoria.

Key sections of the bridge that will replace the congested Fyans Street level crossing and roundabout in South Geelong have been delivered to site in recent weeks, ready for assembly.

A new rail bridge will replace the Fyans Street level crossing, simplifying the five-way intersection. Extending Fyans Street to Breakwater Road will improve traffic flow for the more than 17,000 vehicles that use the intersection each day.


 

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Work to assemble the three bridge spans is underway onsite at the Fyans Street construction compound, before the full bridge structure is moved into place later this year.

Works are now underway to assemble the Fyans Street bridge that – when completed – will lead to the removal of the Fyans Street level crossing, part of the Geelong Line Upgrade in Victoria.
Image courtesy of the Victorian Government.

The central span of the new rail bridge over Fyans Street will be made from four steel girders totalling 400 tonnes which were manufactured and delivered from Haywards in Launceston.

The steel girders and 27 cross girders travelled more than 700 kilometres, by ship to the Port of Melbourne then by truck to site, where the concrete deck and maintenance walkways will be installed.

The public is being advised to lookout for possible delays as these works progress.

Major construction works on the Fyans Street level crossing removal were initially targeted for a late 2024 completion date

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