Stronger bridges for Melbourne's next generation trams

The Victorian Government is strengthening bridges to improve capacity on some of Melbourne’s busiest tram routes, to get people where they need to go safer and sooner.

Project update - July 2021

We have finished works on strengthening the Spencer Street bridge over the Yarra River and the St Georges Road bridge over the Merri Creek in Northcote by March 2020.  

Works involved reinforcing bridge foundations as well as structural steel strengthening of bridge beams and welding to increase bridge beam capacity.

Similar works were completed in November 2019 to the St Kilda Junction Tram Bridge over Princes Highway.  

These upgrades havewill extended the lifespan of the bridges,  as well as ensuring the bridge can allow for the removal of the load restrictions and ensure they can continue to carry the heavier, low-floor E-class trams.

The E-class trams are the biggest and most accessible in Victoria, with low floors, more myki readers, better customer information and space for more than 200 passengers. 



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