Mayor opens revamped Jacko Cavanagh Bridge
THE newly revamped Jacko Cavanagh Bridge over Myall Creek finally had its official opening ceremony on Wednesday.
Renovation on the bridge, which has existed for more than 50 years, began in June and have been open to the public since early July.
The official opening was conducted by Western Downs Regional Council Mayor Paul McVeigh along with invited guests.
Cr McVeigh said it was an honour to open the bridge, named after one of Dalby’s famous characters.
“The old bridge had character, just like the man himself,” Cr McVeigh said.
“It was an integral part of the Myall Creek Parklands.”
Cr McVeigh highlighted the success of the new bridge, maintaining its old style and character with modern upgrades.
“We are thrilled to continue to pay homage to a great local character,” Cr McVeigh said.
An addition to the bridge which council is pushing for, is for “love locks” to be attached to the framework of the bridge.
Cr McVeigh added a engraved lock to the bridge with his wife, Debbie, during Wednesday’s ceremony.
This was the third lock on the bridge, as resident couples have already shown their interest in the concept which was announced last week.
OPEN: Cr Paul McVeigh officially opens the revamped bridge.