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Foundations in place for VIC Inland Rail works

Foundational pile drilling is now complete at Seymour-Avenel Road, where a new road bridge will be built to improve the current insufficient clearance for double-stacked freight to move below.

Foundational pile drilling is now complete at Seymour-Avenel Road, where a new road bridge will be built to increase the safety, speed and reliability of double-stacked freight as part of the Inland Rail project in Victoria.

Fifty-six piles have been drilled for the future 25 metre span bridge, which will also be around 3.2 metres higher than the existing structure.

Each pile is approximately 15 metres deep and a meter wide and will support the substructure of the bridge, including the pile cap, blade walls and bridge beams. A 130-tonne piling rig completed the drilling of the 56 piles at Seymour Avenel Road in three weeks.


 

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This is just one of 12 different sites where works between Beveridge and Albury will enable double-stacked freight trains to pass through safely, while also helping to deliver freight faster and more reliably.

Foundational pile drilling is now complete at Seymour-Avenel Road, where a new road bridge will be built to improve the current insufficient clearance for double-stacked freight to move below.
Image courtesy of Inland Rail/ARTC.

Ed Walker, Inland Rail Program Delivery Director Beveridge to Albury said the contract to build the eight remaining Victorian sites will be awarded in June, with works set to begin next year.

“The completion of the underground foundation work marks an important milestone in the delivery of the first four Tranche 1 sites,” he said. “Barnawartha North and Glenrowan sites are almost finished, and Wangaratta and Seymour-Avenel Road are progressing well.”

Construction is expected to be completed in 2025.

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