Road bridge taking shape at Evans Road
02 Jun 2020
Crews worked around the clock last weekend at Evans Road, Lyndhurst to install seven giant bridge beams, each weighing 70 tonnes and 32 metres long.
The bridge beams will form a new road bridge over the Cranbourne line, reconnecting fast-growing communities in Melbourne’s south-east.
The bridge beams were made in Kilmore and were delivered to site overnight by trucks travelling via the Hume Freeway, Metropolitan Ring Road, Western Ring Road, West Gate Freeway, CityLink and the Monash Freeway.
Evans Road was closed at the level crossing in 2005, dividing the communities of Lyndhurst, Lynbrook and Cranbourne West. Following the shut, locals reported road users would take huge risks to access the other side of the rail line and avoid lengthy detours.
When Evans Road reopens it will restore a vital road connection for tens of thousands of people in the fast-growing communities of Lyndhurst, Cranbourne West and Lynbrook.
The Victorian Government is removing 75 level crossings, with 35 already gone for good, and the Cranbourne line become the first level crossing-free line in the state. The Evans Road level crossing will be removed this year.