Port Fairy Griffiths Street Bridge Closure

Published on 30 August 2016

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Port Fairy’s Griffiths Street Bridge will be closed to traffic for two weeks later this year. It is anticipated that the closure will commence on 10 October 2016.

Moyne Shire Mayor Cr Colin Ryan said that the closure was necessary due to the condition of the timber bridge.

“Several large timber bridge bearers and decking timbers are in need of replacement.

“Due to the location of these timbers and in order to complete these bridge works safely the bridge needs to be closed.”

At present it is expected that the bridge will be closed to traffic for a maximum of two weeks, however it may be closed for longer in the unlikely event that additional bridge elements are identified as requiring replacement.

“I understand the disruption the closure will cause to the Port Fairy community, it’s residents, and business owners as well as many visitors.

“Unfortunately it is just not possible to perform the necessary repairs to the bridge with it remaining open to traffic,” said Cr Ryan.

“Council will at all times attempt to minimise any inconvenience and will endeavour to re-open one lane as quickly as possible.”

Detours will be in place during the project. Pedestrians will still be able to cross the bridge while the works are being undertaken.

Updates on the progress of the works will be made available at www.moyne.vic.gov.au/portfairybridge