Damaged railing fixed next month

May 20, 2017

A gum tree from Moama beach fell across the Echuca-Moama bridge earlier this year.

THE railing on the Echuca-Moama bridge, which was damaged seven months ago when a large gum tree at Moama beach fell across it, is expected to be fixed in early June.

A Roads and Maritime Services spokesman said the railing had been inspected and safety issues, such as sharp areas, had been addressed.

‘‘Due to the heritage listing of this bridge, all work on the structure must first be reviewed and approved by NSW Heritage Office,’’ he said.

‘‘In the meantime, Roads and Maritime is sourcing materials to repair the damage and expected to complete fabricating and installing the new handrail panels and posts by early next month.’’

Crosstown traffic was thrown into chaos at knock-off time in October when a tree fell down.

It blocked the bridge from both directions – to cars and pedestrians – and it remained shut down for more than two hours while an SES team brought up the gear to cut away the fallen branches.

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