The new bridge on Eagles Road is now open, providing safer access for pedestrians and motorists as they travel within Harcourt.
The 20 tonne load limit has also been removed from the bridge.
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.
“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,” Mount Alexander Shire Council's Jess Howard.
“The new bridge will more than adequately cater for an increase in traffic as the town’s population grows,” said Ms Howard.
“Thank you to residents and motorists for your patience throughout this project. We are pleased to see this bridge now open and being used by the community."