Malmsbury Reservoir’s picturesque access bridge is undergoing a once-in-a-lifetime upgrade to restore the heritage-listed structure.
Whilst the reservoir itself was completed in 1870, the current dam outlet, tower and 50-metre long access bridge was constructed in 1906.
The upgrade includes replacing the bridge’s foundations, repairing and refurbishing the steel bridge structure, its cast iron supports and bluestone abutment.
In December 2023 the bridge was removed by crane in four 12-metre long sections, and transported off-site for repair by contractor Civil and Earth Australia.
The rehabilitation work is expected to be completed by mid 2024 at a cost of $895,000.
We have worked closely with Heritage Victoria, Dja Dja Wurrung and other key stakeholders in the lead up to the works.