Friends of the Bendigo-Kilmore Rail Trail

Linking central Victoria via the old railway line

Underpass improves access to trail

Road underpass connection works near completion. Photo: City of Greater Bendigo

Works to bypass Weeroona Avenue Bendigo, for trail users, near completion. Photo: City of Greater Bendigo

Works are nearing completion on a new pedestrian/bicycle underpass at Weeroona Avenue Bendigo. The path uses the existing concrete creek floor with an entry/exit point midway along Lake Weeroona and joins the Bendigo Creek Trail on the north side of Weeroona Avenue, near the connection point with the O’Keefe Rail Trail.

Passing beneath one of General Sir John Monash’s ‘monier arch’ bridges, one of the six remaining built in Bendigo between 1901 and 1902. This particular bridge, named ‘Kings Bridge’, has added history which can be read on a plaque erected nearby by ‘Engineering Australia’ in 2014.

The new road underpass will greatly improve trail users safety, by eliminating the need to cross Weeroona Avenue at street level. These City of Greater Bendigo council works are estimated to cost $98,000.

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