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Designs released for Inland Rail bridge

Designs released for Inland Rail bridge

Inland Rail has released designs for the Seymour-Avenel Road bridge in Victoria.

The Seymour-Avenel Road bridge is too low for double-stacked freight trains, requiring Inland Rail and construction partner McConnell Dowell to replace it with a higher bridge in the same location.

The design includes a 35-metre span bridge, about 3.2 metres higher than the existing structure and incorporates earth embankments sympathetic to the surrounding environment and retaining walls to reduce impact on Avenel Road.

Over the coming weeks, McConnell Dowell will establish a work site area and start preparations for construction of the new bridge. This will include construction of a temporary road to access Granville Drive and the closure of Seymour-Avenel Road with traffic detours in place in early 2024.


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Ed Walker, ARTC Victoria and South Australian General Manager Projects said additional works at Barnawartha North and Glenrowan are close to completion.

“It’s exciting for the Inland Rail project to be starting construction on our fourth project in Victoria,” he said.

“Shovels will be in the ground before the end of the year at Seymour-Avenel Road and it’s expected to be completed in early 2025.

Three companies have been shortlisted in the tender process to bid for the remaining eight projects at Euroa, Benalla, Seymour, Broadford, Wandong and Tallarook, with the preferred contractor to be selected next year.

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