In August, 2010, the construction company McConnell Dowell was awarded the contract to build a 1.3km stretch of road connecting Fellmongers Road, Breakwater to the Barwon Heads Road on the opposite side of the Barwon River. The project incorporated a two lane road, bike lane and pedestrian crossing Well, after 18 months of toil, today, the 27th May, 2012, the new Breakwater realignment finally opened...and of course, I wasn't there to see it.I did however, send my ambassadors out to snap some photos of and from the new bridge which was opened to the public without fanfare at 11am. It does not appear to have been widely publicised, however from 11am until about 1pm the bridge remained closed to vehicles but was opened to any curious pedestrians who wanted to wander across for a look. And it seems quite a number of the locals were keen to have a look.
Below are a selection of photos taken from the bridge at various points looking east and west.
|Old and new. The approach to the new bridge on the left with the old|
Breakwater Road on the right looking east
|Breakwater bridge realignment looking from the foot of the bridge looking|
east towards Breakwater
|Looking east along the Breakwater Bridge|
|Looking west over the new bridge|
|Looking west around the bend|
|From the west|
|View of train line between Geelong and Marshall stations from the new bridge|
|View of the old Breakwater Bridge looking south east from the new bridge|
Over the next few days perhaps I had better take a walk, ride and drive (camera in hand of course), to check things out for myself.