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Visualisations released for new Inland Rail precinct

Visualisation showcasing Glenrowan’s new Beaconsfield Parade bridge precinct.

Inland Rail has released new visualisations showing what the final Beaconsfield Parade bridge precinct will look like, following the opening of the bridge in March.

Inland Rail conducted extensive community engagement to guide the safety, accessibility, connectivity and heritage of the final precinct design.

Visualisation looking north across the new Beaconsfield Parade bridge from Gladstone Street, Glenrowan.
Visualisation looking north across the new Beaconsfield Parade bridge from Gladstone Street, Glenrowan. Image: Inland Rail.

Works are continuing on the precinct, which over the coming months will deliver a network of walking paths improving access between key heritage sites and Gladstone Street, as well as better accessibility, visibility and connectedness across the precinct. Works will also deliver an upgraded pathway along Beaconsfield Parade, adjacent to Ann Jones Inn site, benefitting school children, residents and tourists, as well as new bus and vehicle parking areas.


 

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The Beaconsfield Parade bridge design incorporates a network of pathways to better connect Glenrowan’s heritage sites, improves vehicle and pedestrian safety, and enhances landscaping and finishes to respect the precinct’s heritage.

The new 145-metre bridge replaces the 60-year-old existing bridge and will allow greater clearance for Inland Rail to run double-stacked freight trains safely underneath. In total, 51 concrete beams were installed on the bridge deck and pedestrian walkway with more than 1200 cubic metres of concrete poured during the 12-month construction period.

Visualisation of the new parking and road connections in Glenrowan.
Visualisation of the new parking and road connections in Glenrowan. Image: Inland Rail.

Inland Rail is a 1600 kilometre freight rail line, now under construction. It will connect Melbourne and Brisbane via regional Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland.

Inland Rail will better link producers, manufacturers and businesses to national and global markets. Inland Rail will cut rail freight travel time between Melbourne and Brisbane by almost a third, from 33 hours to less than 24 hours, making it competitive with road.

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