Pipeline crosses Werribee River

Construction of the Melbourne to Geelong Pipeline is progressing well, with seven different crews hard at work along the length of the pipe alignment.

This timelapse video shows captures an important construction milestone: the crossing of the Werribee River at Cobbledicks Ford.

The bluestones at the heritage-listed ford were painstakingly lifted and re-laid by hand to allow the crossing.

A sandbag levy and bypass pumps were constructed to divert the river flow during construction.

Construction works have been inspected by environmental officers, flora and fauna identification specialists, animal handlers and archaeologists.

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