Excelsior Bridge Replacement
The "old Excelsior Bridge" is a bridge constructed by Sir John Monash and his company in 1909. It is one of a few remaining examples of a concrete T-girder bridge which was an innovation in its time. Over the years it had deteriorated to the point where it could no longer be deemed safe for T44 loading. To preserve this bridge and its significant history, the project involved building a new single span concrete bridge over it on new abutments located just outside the old. Due to steep grades of the approaches, major earthworks and roadworks were required to accommodate the change in vertical alignment.