Seymour's wooden wonder might finally be repaired.CHALPAT SONTI February 20, 2014 11:57am
In a way, it was fitting a Mitchell Shire Council meeting to discuss a new report on the Old Goulburn River Bridge was postponed last week.
That was due to the somewhat more urgent situation of fires threatening Kilmore and Wallan, but delays and postponements have plagued plans to fix ‘‘Seymour’s Wooden Wonder’’ since it was first mooted.
Councillors will now discuss the new report on Monday, and for perhaps the first time since it was tendered out in 2010, there looks to be new hope for the iconic structure.
One of a historically significant group of four wooden bridges left — including Chinaman’s and Kirwans bridges — it is now the centre of some action, as Regional Development Victoria, the project’s largest funder so far with $250
That is one week short of 10 years since the Friends of the Bridge group set up to raise funds for restoration was formed.
So what will councillors have to consider on Monday night?
It is a report from consultants Pitt and Sherry into the condition of the bridge which was brought on by a council motion proposed by Cr Rhonda Sanderson last year.
The consultants worked under some constraints. Their knowledge of its past history does not appear to be informed by Friends of the Bridge’s comprehensive timeline, while due to the bridge’s condition it was considered too dangerous to walk across it.
Their observations were made with binoculars from the river bank and by kayaking under it. Drilling into the timber piles was only able to be done at one location.
Regardless, the assessment was blunt, if obvious.
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