DANGEROUS: Lara Webster on the damaged Kidd Bridge yesterday morning before hastey council repairs eliminated the danger to pedestrians.
DANGEROUS: Lara Webster on the damaged Kidd Bridge yesterday morning before hastey council repairs eliminated the danger to pedestrians. Renee Pilcher

The flood damaged Kidd Bridge has been fixed

FLOOD damage to the Kidd Bridge was fixed by yesterday afternoon, after flood water and debris turned it into a potential death trap for pedestrians, particularly young pedestrians.

The side fencing which normally stops pedestrians from plunging from the bridge if they stumble or lose their footing, was lost or so damaged by last week's moderate rise of the Mary River there were stretches of the foot bridge that offered no barrier between the people using it and the wide open space between the bridge and the river.

Though Kidd Bridge is a Main Roads' responsibility, it was quickly repaired yesterday after Mayor Ron Dyne was made aware of just how dangerous the situation was for pedestrians.

Until that point the Gympie Regional Council had been waiting for Main Roads to approve the repairs.

The council expected to be reimbursed by Main Roads for the work.

Gympie Times


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