Media release | 28 September 2021
Residents of Gundagai and surrounding areas who share fond memories of the Prince Alfred Bridge are invited to have their say and submit their ideas on how they would like to see the structure memorialised.
The NSW Government has opened a community survey to get ideas and feedback on potential options to celebrate and remember the important role the bridge has played in the community.
The timber road viaduct has been closed to traffic since 1984 and recent engineering assessments showed major structural defects, posing significant risks to the community and other infrastructure.
Planning is underway to remove the bridge as soon as possible to ensure public safety, so now is the time for the community to step forward to play an active role in the planning for a tribute to the bridge by re-sharing their personal stories and ideas.
Minister for Water, Property and Housing Melinda Pavey the NSW Government will consider all community feedback from the survey and prepare memorial options for the community’s consideration and endorsement.
“It is hoped that if there are salvageable materials from the viaduct that these can be reused as part of a local tribute,” Mrs Pavey said.
For more information and to have your say on memorialising the bridge visit, Gundagai Historic Bridges.