Moorabool Street

Level Crossing
Line: Geelong and Warrnambool
Distance from Melbourne: 74.080 km
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The first crossing of Moorabool Street was on the level, and was provided on the opening of the line to Winchelsea in 1876.

In 1913 the Melbourne Electric Supply Company (operator of the Geelong Tramways) begun to extend their tram line south along Moorabool Street. A level crossing of road, railway and tramway was unacceptable to the Victorian Railways, so the M.E.S.C. paid 1500 pounds towards the construction of a railway overbridge. The railway was slewed to a temporary alignment to the north in April 1912, while the railway was raised on a new embankment and the road was lowered. The railway was then reinstated on the former alignment but over the new bridge in February 1913.

The bridge remained in use until February 2011, when the original span was replaced with a new one. At the same time a maintenance walkway was added to the northern side of the bridge.


February 13, 1913 Road underpass provided



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