The Canberra Times has the unsurprising news that the Pollyannas at the Barton Highway bridge collapse site have once again had their sunny optimism disappointed.
Roads ACT had hoped to reopen the highway this weekend after contractors finished demolishing what was left of the bridge and clearing away debris.
But after a meeting with lead contractor Abergeldie and WorkSafe ACT, Roads ACT director Tony Gill said yesterday the job was taking longer than expected.
”Obviously the collapsed bridge on the northern side of the Barton Highway wasn’t too difficult to remove,” Mr Gill said.
”But they’ve encountered more resistance from the concrete on the southern side.’
Who’d have thought?
They’re now aiming to have it open on 11 September. Not the most auspicious of dates.