Port Fairy Griffiths Street Bridge Closure


Port Fairy’s Griffiths Street Bridge will be closed to traffic for up to two weeks from 10 October 2016


The closure is 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 completely to road traffic


The closure will commence on 10 October 2016

For How Long?

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.

What diversions are in place?

Diversions will take place via the Princes Highway, a distance of around 14km.



Project updates

22 October 2016

The bridge has now re-opened to all traffic 

20 October 2016  

It is anticipated that the bridge will re-open to traffic on Monday 24 October.

The focus of the work has been to replace a number of bearers (or cross-beams) which were in poor condition.  

Eight of the ninety-four bearers have now been replaced.   The new bearers are a Class 2 Spotted Gum which is also treated for durability, these are 220mm in height and 180mm wide.

Decking timbers have also been removed and replaced. The new timbers are a mix of Spotted Gum, Iron Bark and Blackbutt.  There has been approximately 600 linear metres of new decking placed on the bridge. Over 700 bolts have been replaced.

The rest of this week will see the replacement of the deck, followed by a tightening of new bolts which will the allow for a new asphalt wearing surface will be overlayed.

New photos can be viewed on this page


The Moyne river bridge is one of over 200 bridges and large culverts that council manage.  This bridge is also in the top ten for its age and one of only half a dozen timber bridges being maintained in Moyne. 

14 October 2016  

Work on the bridge is progressing well – as can be seen in the pictures in this gallery.

Note: works will continue over the weekend.

12 October 2016



New versus old. The old timber bridge bearers have been removed and their replacements are now being installed.

10 October 2016

The bridge has now closed.

Work has started on removing the decking and the damaged timber bridge bearers. Please note that while the bridge is closed to all road traffic, there is still access for pedestrians.

Pictures of the work can be found on this page.

7 September 2016

The date for the closure has been confirmed as commencing from 10 October 2016.

29 August 2016

Council is currently undertaking some kerb and channel improvements at the eastern approach to the bridge followed by footpath replacement. This is in preparation for road improvement works on the eastern approach to the bridge.


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