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Construction of loop track around Lake Elizabeth.
Lake Elizabeth in the Otways, Victoria was formed in the early 1950's following a massive landslide. The Department of Natural Resources and Environment, who manages the area, obtained funding to create a circular track around the lake to enhance it's recreational potential.


Benching
Along much of its length the new track required full benching on cross slopes of up 47 degrees.

Unobtrusive access to lake
The new track affords views of the lake as it weaves through thick temperate rain forest.

Boardwalk construction.
The track crossed a boggy flood-prone area at the far end of the lake and required "duckboarding", a type of raised wooden walkway commonly employed in Australia.

Finished boardwalk
To blend more effectively with the surounding natural landscape the boardwalk was layed out with large flowing curves.

Curving bridge bearers
To cross a creek a curving bridge was built. The initial stage required the laminated bearers to be bent to the desired shape.

Bridge under construction

Completed boardwalk and bridge.