Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts

Victoria Highway – New Bridges Over Little Horse and Big Horse Creeks

Funding Program:Investment Road and Rail Program
Transport Mode:Road
Expected Start/Finish:Late 2017 - Mid 2019
Estimated Project Cost:$24,722,807
Australian Government Contribution:$13,934,521
Corridor:Perth - Darwin

Project Description

The project replaced bridges at Big Horse Creek and Little Horse Creek crossings on the Victoria Highway, with new high level bridges and upgrades to the approach road to improve flood immunity.


The project delivered new bridges able to withstand up to a 1 in 20 years flood event to improve the level of flood immunity of the Victoria Highway and provide more reliable access for road users. Closures due to flooding of up to four days were experienced prior to this project, these upgrades will see this reduced to less than 12 hours.


The Australian Government committed $13.93 million towards the project, in partnership with the Northern Territory Government.


Construction commenced in late 2017 and major works were completed in July 2019.

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Project details last updated: 2/08/2022