MOTORISTS travelling between Kerang and Leitchville will now benefiting from a new bridge spanning the Pyramid Creek.
“The previous bridge enabled motorists to cross over Pyramid Creek for the past five decades, but due to the road being used to transport heavier loads than in the past, a new structure needed to be installed,” Mayor Lorraine Learmonth said. “Sampson’s Bridge is an important transport route for the area and region, particularly the dairy and agricultural sectors, providing a vital interstate and intrastate transport link for regional centres in northern Victoria and southern NSW.”
The Leitchville-Kerang Road was re-opened to traffic on Thursday, July 4 following the completion of works to replace Sampson’s Bridge with a dual-lane concrete structure. Works to replace the bridge began in mid-May following delays due to rain, with the project completed within the predicted eight-week timeframe.
“A reduced speed limit of 40km/h remains in place either side of the bridge for the time being,” Cr Learmonth said. “The council thanks residents and motorists for their patience as these works occurred.”
The works received $471,350 from the Bridges Renewal Program.