Bridge over troubled water repaired

Published on 14 November 2018

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Flood repair and mitigation works on Greenhill Creek Road near Lexton and the Amphitheatre bridge are now complete.

A major culvert and associated pavement on Greenhill Creek Road near Lexton was initially damaged during the 2010 floods. The culvert was rebuilt and the pavement redone, however following the 2016 floods the pavement sustained further damage and needed to be resealed with additional pavement protection up to the high water mark.

At the Amphitheatre end of Greenhill Creek Road, the bridge became blocked during the 2016 floods. Water entered beneath the road pavement, sheeting and removing it. A survey and design was undertaken by contractors and the issue beneath the guard rails was treated with a concrete plinth and concrete binding so water couldn’t get underneath.

Pyrenees Shire Council Mayor Robert Vance said he was confident the new paving works in both areas would hold against future flooding incidents.

 “Our contractors have sealed the pavement so that water can’t get underneath, lift it up and move it,” Cr Vance said.

The works were jointly funded by the Australian Government and Victorian Government through the Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements.