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Tharwa residents to blame for no bridge

By Thumper 29 January 2008 44

In a breathtakingly arrogant statement reminiscent of the bushfires and associated responsibility, Chief Minister Jon Stanhope has blamed Tharwa residents for the debacle about their bridge and accused them of exaggerating how bad the detour is.

The canberra Times article is here.

This government goes beyond parody at times.

However, the bridge looks as if it will be fixed. This is a good and sensible outcome.

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Doctor Evil 8:13 pm 30 Jan 08

“…it’s one of the only remaining examples of a type of bridge that was once in very common use throughout the country”

Yes, in engineering circles it’s called a “crap bridge”.

Pandy 7:30 pm 30 Jan 08

So?

caf 5:38 pm 30 Jan 08

I don’t know about that, it’s one of the only remaining examples of a type of bridge that was once in very common use throughout the country.

JD114 2:08 pm 30 Jan 08

Heritage issues shouldn’t determine whether a bridge is repaired or replaced. Can you imagine what would have happened if the current loud-mouthed self-opinionated mob of heritage whingers had been around for a hundred years, or even 50? They would have demanded that the old wooden Shoalhaven Bridge near Braidwood be retained, and the Nelligen ferry not be replaced, and that Canberra’s Molonglo River be untouched, (no lake, think of that) and even old inefficient buildings like the Capitol theatre be retained. Going back further, can you imagine London if today’s heritage laws had been in place in 1666 after the Great Fire?

Sure, have your heritage people, but don’t go overboard. The old wooden bridge at tharwa has about as much heritage value as the old Federal Highway.

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