The timber Murrindal River Truss Bridge on Basin Road at Buchan has been closed due to a structural failure.
East Gippsland Shire Council has erected fencing and signage at the site advising of the complete closure. The bridge has been used by pedestrians and as a viewing area, but has been closed to vehicle traffic for several years.
A new concrete, single lane bridge was constructed several years ago and remains open to all traffic. The historic truss bridge was retained due at the time of the new bridge’s construction due to its heritage listing.
Council will now liaise with Heritage Victoria and structural engineers to ascertain the future of the structure.