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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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