Landmark bridges open at Echuca-Moama

Two new bridges on the Murray and Campaspe Rivers at Echuca-Moama are now open to the public, including nearly five kilometres of walking and riding paths.

The new bridges have been named in recognition of the region’s Indigenous heritage. The Murray River crossing has been named Dhungala Bridge and the Campaspe River crossing is to be known as Yakoa Bridge. Both names are derived from the native Yorta Yorta language.

Up until the unveiling of the Dhungala and Yakoa bridges, travellers had been using a single Murray River crossing for over 140 years.

The Echuca-Moama Bridge Project has been running since 2018 and comprises a total investment of $323.7 million across federal and state governments. The project provided roughly 400 direct jobs.

New walking and riding paths run between the Murray Valley Highway in Echuca and the Cobb Highway in Moama. These paths are fully separated from the road.

The public have been provided an opportunity to give their thoughts and experience on the new bridges. You can give feedback via the Engage Victoria website until April 24.

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