Bass Coast Shire has appointed Gippsland Security Fencing to carry out fencing works at Kilcunda Viaduct Bridge. Map of site below.

This project is a part of the 2021/22 Capital Works Open Space Program and is fully funded by Council in the order of $55,000.

Preservation of the Viaduct Bridge in its current form and help warn members of the public to NOT Climb the unstable bridge that is iconic to Kilcunda.

This project is a part of the 2021/22 Capital Works Open Space Program and is fully funded by Council in the order of $55,000.

The Viaduct fencing works have been completed with further investigation and concept design works to take place including works around the underside of the bridge, maintaining safe passage for pedestrian use.

Updates

AUGUST 2022 - Progress Update

Concept plans have progressed through Orchard Designs based on the feedback gained from the community meeting in August 2022. We anticipate that we will have updated concept plans within a month. The concept plans will also incorporate structural elements required for these types of works. This will ensure that integrity of the structure is maintained whilst addressing safe passage under and around the bridge.

We will have a more firm construction date once these plans have been completed and agreed upon.

History of the Kilunda Viaduct Bridge

The Viaduct Bridge in Kilcunda is an ex-railways timber trestle bridge owned by Council and has been out of service for approximately 50 years. Although the structure is in an advanced state of deterioration, it has heritage value with the Kilcunda residents and wider community expressing a passionate view about its preservation. The project will allow pedestrians to continue walking under the structure safely, at present there is risk of debris falling as it deteriorates further in future. This project has commenced with architectural concept plans. Engagement with the Kilcunda residents is continuing to finalise plans and once agreed structural drawings will be completed in time for delivery of safety mesh underneath the bridge. This will provide a safe passage for users to travel underneath. Fencing has been installed on top of the bridge to stop pedestrians accessing the structure due to safety reasons.

Location of Works

Location of works