PORT Douglas resident Peter Hinchcliffe had a pleasant reminder of older days recently when passing through an area along the Captain Cook Highway that had been burnt off ahead of the hot season.
At a point south of Wangetti near drain marker post 246 the burn has exposed the original single lane concrete bridge which crossed a creek on the road north to Port Douglas and Mossman.
‘‘In the 70s, and earlier for others, I can recall this bridge with its Give Way sign was one of many north of Townsville. These bridges spanned some deep water which during the wet season always caused a few moments of concern.’’
Mr Hinchcliffe sees the concrete remnant as something worth keeping, a memento of the road’s history and the journey to today.
‘‘It would be a wonderful gesture by the main roads people to keep the area cleared around the bridge and also locate a sign signifying how the road has improved so the tourists can appreciate the improved road we all now enjoy,’’ he says.
‘‘Does anybody else in Port feel the same way? Please let me know so I can pursue the idea.’’
How about it? Mr Hinchcliffe’s email address is: firstname.lastname@example.org
REVEALED: remains of single lane bridge