C4EM is putting our bridge on big stage

December 02, 2017

A delegation from China visited Echuca-Moama this week to hear about the bridge project. Photo: submitted

COMMITTEE for Echuca-Moama has taken the bridge project to the world.

It showcased the $280 million project when a Chinese delegation visited the region on Tuesday.

The government road construction delegation wanted to understand the interaction between the bridge and the environment.

C4EM chief executive Martin Szakal said C4EM had been working closely with RMIT University, VicRoads and Global City Connect to secure the visit.

‘‘We have been advocating for high quality design elements which ensure this bridge is an iconic bridge of national significance,’’ Mr Szakal said.

‘‘To showcase the project to internationally related industry experts, means we are now already looking at a bridge of international significance.

‘‘C4EM has been continually reporting this bridge can facilitate many things, it bring opportunities beyond that of being a connector between two land masses.

‘‘If the bridge design is done well, it will play an integral part toward branding the region, increasing a sense of belonging for locals and delivering value added opportunities into the future.

‘‘Whoever signs off on the final design, should know that they will be leaving a legacy that can help transform our community for generations.’’

The delegation was from the Qinghai Provincial Department of Transportation.

Mr Szakal said although led by C4EM, the visit was supported by the Bridge Arts Project.

‘‘You can be sure that when these delegates return to China, after being in lecture theatres all week and this being a part of their only site visit day whilst on tour, they will be talking about Echuca-Moama,’’ he said.

‘‘And the bridge will have delivered this opportunity. It’s much more than just a bridge.’’

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