Wodonga Creek crossing gives great view of a piece of history

BY the end of January walkers and cyclists will be able to journey across the new cable suspension bridge over Wodonga Creek.

It was originally planned the 66-metre long and 2½-metre wide bridge being built by Porepunkah firm Cable Bridge Construction would be opened by the end of the year but due to the Christmas period it has been postponed until the end of next month.

The bridge will replace the old stock route timber bridge which is located 12 metres downstream.

Wodonga Council’s planning and infrastructure director Leon Schultz said there was still finishing work to be done.

“This includes the paths linking to the approach ramps, signage, hand rails and safety measures,” he said.

“The replacement bridge will be much safer and provide a smooth track for pedestrians and cyclists using the bike path, as well as having a view of Wodonga Creek and the old stock bridge.”

Mr Schultz said the council was proud of its cycle path network and the new cable bridge was a vital improvement for the busy Gateway Island path.

Cable Bridge Construction’s Andrew Cairns said they would resume on January 6.

“It’s basically ready to go on our end and council would has to do their approach works,” he said.

Mr Cairns said they have been erecting the bridge for six weeks.

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