Mayor opens re­vamped Jacko Ca­vanagh Bridge

Dalby Herald - - LIFE -

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.

PHOTO: MICHAEL DOYLE

OPEN: Cr Paul McVeigh of­fi­cially opens the re­vamped bridge.

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