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.
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