The new dual-lane Albacutya Bridge across Outlet Creek has been opened to traffic.

The old one-lane structure was permanently closed in October 2021 due to deterioration and was demolished not long after to allow for the new dual lane bridge to be constructed. This came after a contract was awarded in June last year for the construction of a new bridge.

Pictured above: Hindmarsh Shire Council’s Chief Executive Officer, Greg Wood, and North Ward Councillor, Cr Ron Ismay, were on site at the newly constructed Albacutya Bridge on Monday as barriers were removed opening the bridge to traffic.

Hindmarsh Mayor Melanie Albrecht said that Council is excited that the bridge is open for use.

“This multimillion dollar bridge was the result of substantial lobbying to provide local farmers an effective transport route to move bulk commodities in and out of the Albacutya area.

“I understand the gypsum quality in the Albacutya area is some of Victoria’s best and is transported far and wide across the state. Council are proud that this infrastructure can meet current and future needs,” Mayor Albrecht said.

This project has been funded by both the state and federal governments and Hindmarsh Shire Council. An official opening will be conducted with representatives of all three levels of government at a later date.

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