The new Sandy Creek Bridge spans Lake Hume 9km south west of Tallangatta. It utilises the historic rail bridge pylons, providing an iconic rail trail bike link between Wodonga and Tallangatta that celebrates the region’s history and its vibrant future. Drawing inspiration from the red oxide colouring of the original bridge beams, the Sandy Creek Bridge is defined by the repetition of bold red sculptural elements that allow for striking views over the lake and replicate the flowing forms of the rolling hills beyond, creating a playful insertion in the landscape. The Sandy Creek Bridge celebrates the history and movement of travellers past, present and future, opening up the landscape to visitors and establishing a bold new identity for the Tallangatta region.
The project has been selected by Regional Development Victoria as an infrastructure case study on their website.