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.
The News has published a limited edition commemorative keepsake in recognition of the 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli landing. Copies will be available from Friday, August 7 from Shepparton RSL and McPherson Media Group newspaper offices. To reserve your copy phone Rebekah Miller on 5820 3221.
Yarrawonga’s Bre Elliott played the most “consistent golf of her life” over three days to win the Fuccillo Kia Championship at Capital Hills by carding a 2-under 69 on the final day.
Heather Donaldson was re-elected president of Tatura Hospital Ladies Auxiliary at the annual general meeting on Thursday, which was attended by 33 people.
THE wintery weather was a perfect backdrop for Tongala Community Centre’s Christmas-in-July event on Friday.
THE 2015 National Blood Donor Week festivities will make the Rochester region Victoria’s new red light district.
Community workshop to consider issues to help form Campaspe digital strategy
A portable house to highlight youth homelessness in our region.
Berrigan Shire Council have approved a development application for six more independent living units to add to Berrigan’s Amaroo Self Care Unit block.
EIGHTEEN months ago Costerfield’s Shelley, Rob and Jarrad Kirkpatrick lost their home, and just about everything they owned, to fire.
Cobram Roar continued its winning way on the weekend when it took on bottom-placed Shepparton Soccer Club.
A pilot is believed to have been killed in a crash 40km from Deniliquin.
Riverine Plains is set to hold the first in its series of farm walks for the 2015 season as part of its research into stubble retained cropping systems.
The News magazines are online - read the high quality magazines in your time. Check in regularly for latest editions.
Riverine Herald's well regarded locally produced magazines. They're now online, so you can read them whenever and wherever you like.
Search for published and unpublished photos from McPherson Media Group newspapers and magazines. All our photos are available to purchase.
Place an advertisement in any one of McPherson Media Group's local newspapers.