E.J. Whitten Bridge
Over the past 12 months Fulton Hogan has been undertaking the complex challenge of widening Victoria’s second longest road bridge – the E.J. Whitten Bridge – They are now approximately 60% complete and currently undertaking work at the highest point – 54m above the Maribyrnong River.
During this time they have also been running a campaign to promote early detection and intervention of safety, quality and environmental issues to minimise the risk of major incidents occurring. We developed a target of reporting these issues and committed to a donation if we reached our goals.
Fulton Hogan’s obvious choice was the E.J. Whitten Foundation, also noting the alignment with early detection and treatment of prostate cancer and the significant benefits of improving cancer survival.
The E.J. Whitten Foundation was also extended an offer to undertake a site walk and take a look “behind the scenes” at the work underway widening this iconic bridge. On the 20th December Matthew Dinnison the Project Director on the M80 Ring Road Upgrade took the opportunity to donate a cheque for $5,000 to the E.J. Whitten Foundation.
The EJWF team of Ted Whitten, Nick Holland & Mike Fitzgerald, enjoyed a BBQ lunch with a predominately male workforce on site with Ted thanking the Fulton Hogan team for the generous donation whilst also passing on the crew the importance of our “Time to Test message”.