New Moggs Creek bridge coming
Construction of a stronger and wider bridge on the Great Ocean Road at Moggs Creek has begun to ensure the world-famous coastal road remains safe and accessible.
The new bridge is part of a significant package of works being delivered on the Great Ocean Road this year as part of a vital upgrade of bridge infrastructure.
The work will be delivered by Regional Roads Victoria as part of a joint investment by the Australian and Victorian governments.
The Moggs Creek Bridge was built in the 1950s and is nearing the end of its design life.
When complete, the new single span bridge at Moggs Creek will include a dedicated ocean-side pedestrian pathway, adjacent pedestrian refuge and cycling lanes to improve safety and access for all road users.
Upgrading key infrastructure to maintain the Great Ocean Road is a key component of G21’s Great Ocean Road Priority Project.
The Great Ocean Road is not only one of the most popular tourist destinations in Australia, but it is also the lifeline so many of Victoria’s coastal communities rely upon.
Construction of the new bridge will:
- improve safety for all road users travelling along the Great Ocean Road
- increase the capacity of this bridge for heavy vehicles such as buses and trucks, as well as for high volumes of traffic, and
- allow heavy vehicles to carry heavier loads, improving efficiency and reducing supply chain costs, whilst also contributing to a strong regional economy.
The $3.97 million Moggs Creek bridge replacement project has been funded through the Australian Government’s Bridges Renewal Program and the Victorian Government’s Strong Bridge, Stronger Economy.
The work follows bridge replacement projects already completed at Grey River, Separation Creek and Boggaley Creek, as well as bridge strengthening upgrades at Smythe Creek.
The new bridge is expected to be completed by Spring 2020.