The Echuca-Moama Bridge project in Australia can now move to the next step after receiving approval under the Environment Effects Act.
The bridge would provide a second crossing of the Murray River crossing in northern Victoria.
Planning minister Richard Wynne's approval allows VicRoads and New South Wales Roads & Maritime Services to develop the preferred mid-west option for the bridge route, which will connect the Murray Valley Highway at Echuca with the Cobb Highway in Moama. The Murray River floodplain at Echuca is approximately 1km wide.
Conditions within the approval include the need for an independent bridge design review.