Local business supports South Gippsland Highway road bridge

Images courtesy of Victoria’s Big Build.

A local, family owned business is manufacturing 674 retaining wall panels to be installed on the South Gippsland Highway road bridge.

The panels will be installed by the level crossing removal Joint Venture contractors, Fulton Hogan and Metro Trains Melbourne over the coming months. They will form a retaining wall to hold more than 50 olympic sized swimming pools worth of soil to support the new bridge.

Australian materials have been used to create the panels which were manufactured in Sale, Victoria.

The business has supplied retaining wall panels for many other level crossing removal projects including, Evans Road, Lyndhurst, Cardinia Road and Pakenham.

On the South Gippsland Highway road bridge, the panels feature a geometric design to form a graphic image. Once installed they will be painted in earthy tones to reference historic buildings in the area.

Pakenham line construction is set to reach a milestone in February when 17 bridge beams are installed over the rail line.

Each beam will weigh 27 tonnes and there will be a week long construction blitz to install them.

The South Gippsland Highway level crossing is expected to be removed by 2022.

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