V/Line provides public transport services to regional Victoria. It’s important that rail assets are maintained to the highest standards to support commuters on their journeys. We supported V/Line by undertaking a detailed investigation of the heritage-listed Melton Viaduct at Melton, Victoria.
Originally constructed by Victorian Railways in 1886 as a link between Melbourne and Ballarat, this unique heritage rail structure features late nineteenth century advances in bridge design and construction. Though as heavy trains continue to cross bridges like this, the bolts can wear down and break over time.
The report mapped which bolts were in good condition, loose, or had a damaged or missing fastener. The clear layout of the report allowed the client to make informed decisions about the bridge’s maintenance in the future.
Brunton’s work allowed the bridge to keep being an important link between Melbourne and Ballarat, ensuring the lifespan of the structure.