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Community & Business

11 April, 2022

Lucas Bridge now open

After over a year of work, Lucas Bridge at Breelong is now open.

By Emily Middleton

Replacement works commenced in February 2021, after the Gilgandra Shire Council identified that the bridge over the Castlereagh River had reached the end of its useful life.

According to council, repair is considered “temporary, costly, and inefficient use of community funds”. Replacement was recommended as the only alternative.

The new bridge is a reinforced concrete structure with two lanesl It is also two metres higher than the old timer bridge.

This has been made to improve community access during times of increased river flows.

The project was jointly funded by the Australian government’s bridges renewal programme and the Gilgandra Shire Council.

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