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Lake Ginninderra – John Knight park to Emu Bank footbridge down

By 7 May 2012 14

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The footbridge that connects the John Knight Memorial park to Emu bank ( http://g.co/maps/hpv5w ) has been knocked down.

Wonder what will replace it?


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14 Responses to Lake Ginninderra – John Knight park to Emu Bank footbridge down
#1
grump10:28 am, 07 May 12

a new bridge apparently – the notice I saw some months ago suggested the bridge would be shut for 5 months – I hope it is a shorter 5 months than the period that the little cove near the belco arts centre was supposed to be shut (from September 2010 to mid last year – still closed to public and to be completed)

#2
p110:39 am, 07 May 12

WTF? But it has been there forever! (well at least since the late eighties/early nineties). I’m surprised it wasn’t heritage listed.

How will the grade twelve students get back in time for last period after skipping english for long lunch sessions in the beer garden at SailsChrome … The Lighthouse …

#3
GardeningGirl11:00 am, 07 May 12

p1 said :

WTF? But it has been there forever! (well at least since the late eighties/early nineties). I’m surprised it wasn’t heritage listed.

I remember it in the late 70′s with nothing around except the lake and fields of grass golden in the late afternoon light.

#4
p111:38 am, 07 May 12

GardeningGirl said :

p1 said :

WTF? But it has been there forever! (well at least since the late eighties/early nineties). I’m surprised it wasn’t heritage listed.

I remember it in the late 70′s with nothing around except the lake and fields of grass golden in the late afternoon light.

See? Even older then I thought. It must have been put in as part of the infrastructure before the lake was filled.

#5
Kath2:33 pm, 07 May 12

5 months! The detour certainly isn’t fun – either go through the skate park or play Russian roulette on the narrow path around the outside of it (lots of cyclists going both ways, people walking dogs, oblivious uni students with headphones that have illegally taken trolleys from the supermarket, etc).

#6
grump3:10 pm, 07 May 12

and I don’t think I ever saw a development notice on the bridge itself advising of the closure!

#7
LarryBlaze5:39 pm, 07 May 12

that is going to be a deep burn for the lighty on a thursday night! the UC ressies kids will have to swing across the great divide to get their $2 drinks and chlamidia!!

#8
GardeningGirl10:16 pm, 07 May 12

p1 said :

GardeningGirl said :

p1 said :

WTF? But it has been there forever! (well at least since the late eighties/early nineties). I’m surprised it wasn’t heritage listed.

I remember it in the late 70′s with nothing around except the lake and fields of grass golden in the late afternoon light.

See? Even older then I thought. It must have been put in as part of the infrastructure before the lake was filled.

I should clarify, nothing in the immediate vicinity. Way off in the distance in one direction was the mall (or one stage of it anyway) and way off in the other was the CCAE (now Canberra Uni). It was a nice walk. Now you mention it, it makes sense that they might have built the bridge before filling the lake. So I got to wondering when was the lake built. According to the TAMS website 1974.

Kath said :

5 months! The detour certainly isn’t fun – either go through the skate park or play Russian roulette on the narrow path around the outside of it (lots of cyclists going both ways, people walking dogs, oblivious uni students with headphones that have illegally taken trolleys from the supermarket, etc).

I’ve driven past there, agree it doesn’t look like fun.

#9
TAMSMediaRoom2:21 pm, 08 May 12

Stage two works of the Eastern Valley Way Inlet project on the foreshore of Lake Ginninderra has begun.

The $4.52 million project will continue the improvements to the landscaping and promenade areas. This includes the replacement of the pedestrian bridge across the inlet, the conversion of the inlet into a wetlands system and the completion of paving adjacent to the new Belconnen Skate Park.

The project will deliver improved water quality, an attractive foreshore, better access and a revitalised lake edge for recreation and events.

It is expected that the new pedestrian bridge will re-open at the end of September 2012.

#10
grump2:52 pm, 08 May 12

TAMSMediaRoom said :

Stage two works of the Eastern Valley Way Inlet project on the foreshore of Lake Ginninderra has begun……….

It is expected that the new pedestrian bridge will re-open at the end of September 2012.

Note this date in your calendars so we can discuss the state of completion come September and compare it with other ACT infrastructure project timetables vs reality.

#11
p13:56 pm, 08 May 12

TAMSMediaRoom said :

This includes the replacement of the pedestrian bridge across the inlet, the conversion of the inlet into a wetlands system and the completion of paving adjacent to the new Belconnen Skate Park.

Can you confirm that this is all a plan to attract juvenile delinquents to the shiny new skate park, then kill them all off by breeding malarial mosquitoes in the new swamp wetland?

#12
gibbering9:27 am, 09 May 12

Why does the ACT government insist on adding swamp land to every suburb?
http://www.tams.act.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0007/204946/09.036_100608_EVWI_FSP_Report_DA_ISSUE_report_body-copy_222.pdf

Surely the lake has plenty of this already in the other basins. Wonder if they’ll ever build something that community might actually want and could enjoy. For example, simply filling it in and building a fountain would be 100 times better
http://maps.google.com.au/maps?q=google+maps+seattle&ll=47.622701,-122.3516&spn=0.000014,0.013894&hnear=Seattle,+King,+Washington,+United+States&gl=au&t=m&z=17&layer=c&cbll=47.622701,-122.3516&cbp=12,0,,0,0&photoid=po-56252218

Wish we could vote for something like this. First the phallic owl and now this.

#13
gibbering9:31 am, 09 May 12

If your link to google streetview/photo doesnt work (eg. An ipad), this is the fountain I’m suggesting

http://www.panoramio.com/photo/56252220

#14
caf10:13 am, 09 May 12

I hope we’ve put the call out to Tamworth to build another Red Bridge for this project.

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