What is significant? The rail over road bridge, constructed in 1917-18, at Ascot Vale Road, Ascot Vale is significant. This three-span rail over road bridge has abutments and angled wing walls constructed of red-brick with coping of rough-hewn bluestone with tooled margins. At each corner of the abutments is a dwarf brick pylon with bluestone coping. The main span over Ascot Vale Road is carried on brick piers with round-arched openings and has a riveted steel balustrade.
Non-original alterations and additions to the bridge including the concrete and steel crash barriers are not significant.
Why is it significant? The rail over road bridge at Ascot Vale Road, Ascot Vale is of local historic significance to the City of Moonee Valley.
How is it significant? It is significant as a representative example of a rail over road bridge constructed by the Victorian Railways, which is associated with the improvements made to the North Eastern railway line in the early twentieth century. (Criteria A & D)