Moggs Creek bridge nears completion
WORK on a new bridge on the Great Ocean Road at Moggs Creek is now in its final stages, with the old bridge having been hoisted away last week.
The project is a $6.3 million joint investment from the state and federal governments, designed to provide greater safety for drivers and pedestrians. It is expected to be complete by the end of August.
Community members had some concerns about the new design when it was first announced in 2017.
Aireys Inlet and District Association (AIDA) president Charlotte Allen said the community was vocal about these issues and were pleased to have effected change.
“It (the initial design) was significantly intrusive on the landscape but VicRoads, to their credit, took note of the community feedback and modified their plans substantially.
“We did a lot of advocating for them to leave the bridge in its original position because originally they were going to put it in a whole new position and so you would have huge sweeps of bitumen.
“The final product, which has left the bridge in its original position, is the best we could have hoped for. I think. It’s looking terrific.”
Foreshore parking has also been maintained, following feedback from the community.
RRV regional director (South West) Vanessa Schernickau said she was grateful for the community’s involvement.
“Feedback from the community and local stakeholders has played a key role in shaping this essential infrastructure upgrade.”