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Tharwa Bridge IS safe (well, it will be once restored)

By asp 24 September 2007 22

The Canberra Times reports that two NSW civil engeneers see no reason why the Tharwa Bridge cannot be restored.

(left) photo illustration of a restored Tharwa Bridge for vehicles

Despite serious concerns about the safety of the 112 year old bridge and plans to build a new single lane concrete bridge with a pedestrian/cycle lane, both these engineers and the local community want the current bridge salvaged (assumedly for road use).

Don’t get me wrong, I want the bridge to remain. It is a wonderful bit of history and is synonomous with Tharwa. But I believe that its days of being the primary road link for the township are over. It’s time for a new, modern vehicle bridge to be built. The current bridge should be restored for pedestrian use.

Note: Images courtesy Wikimedia Commons and Toyota

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Queenie 7:44 pm 25 Sep 07

Ohoho I love the internet

Mr Evil 9:47 am 25 Sep 07

Yeah asp, keep ’em coming: especially if you can whip up a 100ft high Jim Morrison (in the crucifixtion pose, of course!) on top of Mt Ainslie. 🙂

As for Queenie – go an’ get stuffed!

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