Kevin Rudd was Prime Minister the first time when idiots removed the trees on Molonglo Reach and were then surprised by the shifting river devouring the infrastructure.
Happily TAMS can now report that after all these long years they’re going to put the bike path back:
Work has commenced on the installation of the new Molonglo Reach pedestrian bridge, Territory and Municipal Services announced today.
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“The Molonglo Reach pedestrian bridge will replace the shared path damaged by floods in March 2012 and will involve using the surplus bridge from Belconnen Westfield,” said Ben McHugh, Senior Manager, Major Capital Works, Roads ACT.
“The bridge, which previously connected the Belconnen Mall and Lathlain Street and was known locally as the ‘red bridge’, will be painted grey to blend into the landscaping.
“The bridge option is necessary due to the poor soil conditions along the river edge which make the replacement of the path difficult.
“Work has recently commenced and should be complete by December 2013.
“Morshead Drive will remain open throughout the works, however it will be closed over one weekend late in 2013 while the bridge is lowered into place. Alternative routes will be provided during the closure.