Flood Damage Repairs Just About Finished For Aplins Weir Bridge

It'll re-open soon


Triple M Townsville

23 March 2019

Triple M Townsville

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The February flooding has caused a lot of changes for our city, especially those who utilise the Aplins Weir foot bridge. 

The popular spot has been out of action since strong waters from the monster monsoon tore away parts of the bridge and caused severe erosion in the area.

Townsville City Council crews are today putting the final touches on the repairs to Aplins Weir bridge.

Townsville Local Recovery and Resilience Group Chair Deputy Mayor Les Walker said the bridge is expected to open this weekend.

“Council crews have made replacement handrails for the bridge as well as fixing the erosion and clearing up the debris,” Cr Walker said.

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“Our staff have been outstanding since the monsoon and the handrails are another example of the talent we have within our ranks.”

Infrastructure Committee Chair Councillor Mark Molachino has praised the crews involved in the project.

“The work is ahead of schedule which is great for the local community as Aplins Weir bridge is a popular place for walking, cycling and fishing,” Cr Molachino said.

 

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