The Breakwater realignment as it is known is designed to relieve the traffic congestion which occurs on a daily basis as several thousand vehicles make their way between Belmont and Breakwater. The bridge will be at such a height that the all too frequent closures due to flooding will be a thing of the past as will the days of trucks misjudging the height of the underpass and getting stuck
|Current Breakwater Bridge|
|Current Breakwater Bridge during floods in January, 2011|
An article published in the Geelong Advertiser in October, 2010 gave a glimpse of what we can expect to see when the bridge is complete. In addition to carrying traffic each way, there will be pedestrian and bike lanes.
Over the past several months I have been snapping the odd shot or two as the bridge works have progressed. This shot shows the site of the new bridge during the minor flood which occurred in September, 2010.
|Site of the new Breakwater Bridge|