The new bridge over the Avon River in Stratford, in regional Victoria is complete and has trains travelling over the bridge three months ahead of schedule. The trains travel at up to 90 kilometres per hour on the new structure, which is a significant improvement on the former bridge, which had a speed limit of 10 kilometres per hour. The nearby McAlister Street level crossing has also been upgraded.
BG&E provided bridge, track, civil structures, geotechnical and pavement design, as well as flood modelling and drainage design, for the new bridge.
A key part of this project was introducing a flood relief structure and culverts in the vast floodplain area.
The new Avon Bridge provides improved reliability and safety, for passengers users of the surrounding roads.