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The concept of a shared pedestrian bridge across the Wimmera River was first discussed in around 2007 by the Wimmera River Improvement Committee. Early planning for this led to the development of a preliminary design for a suspension bridge to deliver this goal. In the years that followed, the concept was developed further, leading to Council allocating a sum of $1.2 million in the 2014-15 budget for the project. Funding for the project has been supported by a generous grant from Regional Development Victoria and the Southbank Developer, to build a bridge at Apex Island.

Wangaratta based company J & R Industries has submitted a design and construct tender to install a suspension bridge with a central span of 75 m, leaving river users such as rowers unhindered.
The bridge's steel structure will be pre-fabricated off-site in Wangaratta and delivered to the site to be installed onto precast reinforced concrete piles and cross-heads that will be constructed on-site.

You will find more information and images of this exciting project in the attached newsletter below. 

Newsletter #1 - March 2015

Newsletter #2 - May 2015

Newsletter #3 - October 2015

Newsletter #4 - January 2016

Newsletter #5 - April 2016

Newsletter #6 - June 2016

Newsletter #7 - November 2016 

Newsletter # 8 - February 2017

Newsletter # 9 - April 2017