The 80-year-old Barongarook Creek Bridge will be replaced as part of the $363 million Princes Highway upgrades from Winchelsea to Coclac.
Decmil and VEC Civil will duplicate the highway and deliver the new bridge over Barongarook Creek in Colac.
The new bridge will be able to withstand increasing volumes of traffic and modern freight vehicles.
A temporary bridge has been installed to the side of the existing bridge to allow construction to continue.
The temporary bridge is expected to minimise traffic impacts for commuters in and out of Colac in Victoria, during construction.
The overall project will duplicated more than 35 kilometres of highway and includes new intersections and safety improvements.
In total there will be 20 new intersections, landscaping and planting of more than 10,000 local indigenous trees, designated left and right turns off the highway, upgraded drainage and safety barriers on the edges and medians of the road.
The project is due for completion in late 2019.
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