A NEW Harcourt bridge has opened to help pedestrians and motorists travelling on Eagles Road.
The 20 tonne load limit has also been removed from the bridge, the Mount Alexander Shire's Jess Howard said.
"We are seeing more and more growth in Harcourt, so this bridge will ensure safe access between the centre of Harcourt and the northern parts of the town," she said.
"The new bridge will more than adequately cater for an increase in traffic as the town's population grows."
The new bridge includes a pedestrian footpath on the eastern side, extended guard rails and crash terminals.
Rock beaching was added to prevent erosion and the waterway was widened slightly to increase water flow under the bridge and reduce the risk of flooding.
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