Full steam ahead for new pedestrian bridge
Work on the Koombana Bay pedestrian bridge is well under way with fabricators creating individual pieces that will be added to the structure.
Bunbury business Hot Weld is carrying out the work, which is part of the Transforming Bunbury’s Waterfront project and will see a new footbridge stretching across the Leschenault Inlet linking the city centre and Koombana Bay foreshore, led by Lynette Menzies.
On Friday, Minister for Regional Development Alannah MacTiernan, Bunbury MLA Don Punch, Bunbury City Council acting chief executive officer Mal Osborne and Ashley Clements from the South West Development Commission were given a tour of the business and an update of the progress and shown a prototype of a piece, called ribs, that would be attached to the bridge structure.
Mrs Menzies said staff were now working on creating more ribs, with a total of 26 to be made.
“It’s now full steam ahead,” she said.
She said the bridge was a big job and could not yet confirm a completion date.
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