Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan officially opened six new concrete and steel bridges along Gradys Creek and Lions Road in Kyogle.
“This is great news for our community,” he said.
“Kyogle and Districts have one of the highest number of wooden bridges in the state and many are in disrepair and dangerous.
“The local council does not have the resources to replace these ageing bridges on its own. That is why I am happy that the Federal Government has provided assistance under our Bridges Renewal Programme.
“In all, about 20 bridges around Kyogle are being replaced or have now been replaced, at a total cost of $10 million.
“All of the six new bridges I am opening today are dual-lane structures and are higher than the old, single-lane timber bridges they have replaced. This means they will be safer for the community in times of flood and helps to keep the community connected.
“Load limits have also been increased, providing greater certainty for farmers and producers getting their produce to market.