Plenty of speculation, but work proceeding as expected, says Mitchell Shire Council.CHALPAT SONTI August 13, 2014 3:38am
Work continues on the Old Goulburn River Bridge, but the more that is removed, the more the speculation as to its future.
For the past few weeks, contractors have been removing the superstructure (steel) from the bridge.
It was then intended to seek funding to enable it to be restored as a pedestrian and/or cyclists bridge.
But the Telegraph, for one, has been contacted by several residents concerned about its future.
As the steel comes off, there is more and more public speculation the bridge is too far gone to fix, and will either be demolished or washed away with the spring rains.
But Mitchell Shire Council infrastructure and engineering manager Jeff Saker said the original plan still stood.
‘‘Removal of the bridge deck is nearing completion,’’ he said.
‘‘Council is currently assessing the structure to see what works may be required to protect the structure until such time as additional funding is sourced and committed to the future of the bridge.’’
The Friends of the Bridge Group has received a similar assurance.
Neighbourhood Watch Week will start with a sizzle — a sausage sizzle to be precise — at Sevens Creek Dve in Kialla.
Victoria State Emergency Service (SES) and other emergency services are preparing for the next round of wild weather in the north-east.
It was clear blue skies last Tuesday for the official launch of the Gargarro (pronounced Ga-gar-ro) Botanic Gardens in Girgarre.
SNAKES will be coming out of hiding as the weather warms up.
KATH Bubb has been recognised for 50 years of service with the Ballendella Red Cross.
IT EXPERTISE in Kyabram has received recognition after Advance Computing won a Microsoft Australia Partner Award in the excellence in regional area customer category.
Seymour A and B-grade in season decider
Extensive rainfall in the Southern Riverina is having a negative impact on farming.
McIvor Creek – in and around Heathcote – has gone over its banks with all our recent rain, flooding streets and causing closures and detours.
Yarroweyah's Katie Anderson will be heading to Wisconsin in the United States after winning the Dairy Youth Travel Scholarship.
After a 30-year career as an accountant in Deniliquin, Peter Skipworth officially retires today.
Tuesday, August 16
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