Community > Wimmera River Pedestrian Bridge
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.