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Tharwa Bridge is still open!

By tharwa2 - 19 September 2009 6

After hearing the opposition taking the government to task over the Tharwa Bridge restoration work, I thought I had better make it clear that the Tharwa Bridge is open and remains open to car traffic through this part of the build.  There seems to be an impression that the bridge is closed, but that is false.

Admittedly the bridge looks a bit sad without its beautiful historic trusses, but they are being replaced over coming months.

[ED – Cosmetic trussing eh?]

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6 Responses to
Tharwa Bridge is still open!
tvf 1:44 pm 21 Sep 09

Yes 100 , not 10 or 1000

new keyboard …

tharwa2 10:38 am 21 Sep 09

tvf said :

The trusses were a significant engineering feat when they were installed over 10 years ago

Do you mean 100 years ago 🙂

GardeningGirl 9:51 pm 20 Sep 09

Thanks for the explanation.

Alan Shore 9:25 pm 20 Sep 09

A couple of weeks ago I went for a drive down the Boboyan Road to Adaminaby, and since I’d not done the drive for a while I thought I’d better make enquiries before setting off. Finding nothing of value on the Internet, I called Canberra Connect. After 15 minutes trying to find some information for me, the lovely girl on the other end of the phone admitted defeat.

So I decided I’d go see for myself, and sure enough, light traffic was allowed through. They don’t make it easy for you, though — there are bollards of sorts on each end of the bridge, to make damn sure nothing bigger than your average 4WD gets through. I was holding my breath the whole way.

Was frankly quite shocked that not even Canberra Connect could tell me if the bridge was open — excellent service that they usually are.

tvf 8:12 am 20 Sep 09

The trusses provided the structural support to the bridge. These have been removed and will be restored. Currently the structural support is being achieved y hue steel girders which were placed under the bridge last time.

Apparently this round of work is to ensure the pylons are strong enough to deal with the increaed weight of the steel and for when the trusses will be put back on.

When the trusses are restored the steel will be removed.

The trusses were a significant engineering feat when they were installed over 10 years ago – he longest timber trus bridge of its kind in Australia, hence its historical importance and why it is being restored rather than knocked down and replaced with a concrete bridge.

GardeningGirl 8:05 pm 19 Sep 09

“Admittedly the bridge looks a bit sad without its beautiful historic trusses, but they are being replaced over coming months.”

We drove over it a week or two ago and wondered why after all the work to “save” it, it looks nothing like the old historic bridge.

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