Planning is now underway to rehabilitate and restore one of the oldest bridges in NSW – Monkerai Bridge, built in 1882.
Michael Johnsen MP, Member for Upper Hunter said the NSW Government is funding planning to restore the historic Monkerai Bridge which crosses the Karuah River on Monkerai Road.
“Due to the heritage significance of the bridge, Roads and Maritime Services is working with the Office of Environment and Heritage to progress planning for a formal application to approve the rehabilitation of the bridge,” Mr Johnsen said.
“As one of the oldest surviving timber truss bridges in NSW, it’s imperative the heritage significance of the bridge is preserved. A Conservation Management Plan is being developed to ensure the bridge's heritage is appropriately managed while meeting future community needs.”
Mr. Johnsen said Roads and Maritime Services is inviting the community to have a say on how the bridge would be used once restored.
It's imperative the heritage significance is preserved.- Michael Johnsen MP
“Feedback is being requested on the type of vehicles intended to use the bridge including length, width and weight, how often it would be used and any additional comments which may impact the design,” Mr Johnsen said.
The community is encouraged to provide feedback before 5pm on Friday 28 July 2017 in writing to David MacGregor, RMS, Locked Bag 2030, Newcastle NSW 2300 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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