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