Ararat Rural City and Pyrenees Shire councils have joined forces, beginning construction on the Twin Bridges at Glenlofty.
The two bridges, called The Twin Bridges by locals, are in succession along the Landsborough-Elmhurst Road over the Wimmer River at Glenlofty.
The $1.5 million project has been funded by a $750,000 grant from the Federal Government’s Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development and another $350,000 from each council.
Ararat Rural City Council CEO Dr Tim Harrison said that CASA Engineering has been contracted for the construction.
“Work started on October 28 and everything is progressing well with the old bridges demolished and installation of a concrete abutment wall and t-beams has been completed,” he said.
“The contractor has installed the beams on the southern bridge this week, and concreting is scheduled for today (Friday 15 November). The work should be finished by December 18 depending on the weather.”
The Landsborough-Elmhurst Road is currently closed and will remain that way until work is complete, with provision made for locals who live nearby.