Wells Bridge open to the public

Published on 17 March 2017

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Media Release

Wells Bridge at Benjeroop is now open to the public under traffic control measures.

Council’s Director Infrastructure and Development Geoff Rollinson said the bridge would open to traffic as of 4.30pm Friday 17 March.

“Only 45 days ago the old bridge was still standing, and we are now opening a completely revitalised structure for the benefit of the community,” Mr Rollinson said.

“Council is really pleased with the outcome of this project, and we would like to sincerely thank the public for their continued patience during the construction phase.”

Motorists are advised that the bridge is still an active work site, therefore traffic and speed restrictions will apply for an interim period, with full closures still in place between 8.00am and 4.00pm Monday to Friday.

“Please be careful when travelling across the bridge for the coming weeks and drive according to the traffic conditions put in place for the safety of the public,” Mr Rollinson said.

The completed project is a two lane concrete bridge with increased capacity to withstand high mass loads, and was completed thanks to $838,000 in funding from the Federal Government under Round 2 of the Bridges Renewal Program.

Council Mayor Brian Gibson said the opening will be a fantastic success story for the community.

“We are looking forward to welcoming the Federal Member for Mallee, Mr Andrew Broad for an official opening of this project on 24 April in what will be an opportunity for Council and the community to celebrate this occasion.”

The community is invited and encouraged to attend the official opening:

Monday 24 April, 2017


Wells Bridge, Benjeroop


For more information please contact Council on 5450 9333 or visit council’s website



Date: 17 March 2017

Media contact: Katrina Thorne T. 03 5450 9333 M. 0409 616 627