It takes a community to build a bridge, and it takes more than 8000 locals to celebrate its opening!
With Major Roads Projects Victoria (MRPV), McConnell Dowell hosted a terrific Echuca-Moama Bridge Project Community Day to share the new crossing of both the Murray and Campaspe rivers, which now create a new transport link between Victoria and NSW. Acknowledging the region’s deep Indigenous connection to the Yorta Yorta Nation, the bridges are named Dhungala Bridge and Yokoa Bridge (respective translations for the Murray and Campaspe rivers).
McConnell Dowell was awarded Stage 3 of the Project, which was funded by the Australian, Victoria and NSW governments. The team mobilised to site in early 2020. We saw 400,000 tonnes of soil hauled through these twin towns; 600 concrete piles driven into the ground and 125 precast concrete beams, 35 metres in length, seamlessly negotiate their way through this busy tourist destination. We’ve appreciated the ongoing support of the entire community throughout construction.
We congratulate MRPV, our suppliers, subcontractors, and above all, our team for a job well done. We also extend our appreciation for the positive community, business, cultural heritage and local government engagement throughout the project’s development.
It’s a job well done, and an historic occasion.