Bridge works continue

By David Rak

Protection works on Seymour’s heritage listed Old Goulburn Bridge are well under way.

Concrete blocks were installed in the past few months on either side of the river to provide anchors for the cable tensioning system that will brace the bridge.

The concrete anchor blocks were given three weeks to set before cable tensioning works could begin.

It is anticipated the works will continue during the next few weeks.

Works still to come include installation of a steel cable bracing system, removal of damaged timber decking and steel support beams and waterproofing of exposed top-facing timber surfaces to prevent further deterioration.

Once works are completed, council anticipates the existing river closure can be lifted, and the Goulburn River can be re-opened for the community.

This will be assessed by Maritime Safety Victoria.

Restrictions are currently in effect within 50 metres of the bridge both upstream and downstream.

The works have been funded and developed in partnership with Heritage Victoria and Regional Development Victoria.

Council thanked the Victorian Government for its ongoing support on the project.