Busted Rex Creek bridge re­opens

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS -

THE Rex Creek sus­pen­sion bridge has re­opened.

But with on­go­ing prob­lems many tour op­er­a­tors have taken the walk of their itin­er­ary.

The sus­pen­sion bridge, which leads to a pop­u­lar rain­for­est walk, was closed af­ter cracks were found.

This is not the first time the bridge has been closed and un­til a long term so­lu­tion can be found, BTS Tours owner Rob West said they had given up on the walk.

“Over the last two or three years it’s been so un­re­li­able try­ing to run a guided walk when so many times it had clo­sures that should be a about a few days and spread into weeks,” he said.

“The last bridge clo­sure was sup­posed to be closed for a cou­ple of days and it spread to be­ing about six months.”

Mr West said they given away the tour and in­stead of­fer trans­fers, al­low­ing enough time for peo­ple to do the cir­cuit walk if they choose.

Dain­tree Dis­cov­ery Tours has also given away their tour of the pop­u­lar walk be­cause of the un­re­li­a­bil­ity of the bridge.

Queens­land Parks and Wildlife Ser­vice said it was look­ing at long term so­lu­tions to fix the trou­bled bridge.

The Baral Mar­r­janga rain­for­est board­walk and the river walk, both start­ing from the car park, have re­mained opened.

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