Road lim­its to pro­tect bridge

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Cam­paspe Shire Coun­cil has in­sti­gated a 40 km/h speed limit and two-tonne weight limit on Fox Is­land Rd, Gun­bower af­ter struc­tural de­fects in the bridge were dis­cov­ered.

Cam­paspe Mayor Adrian We­ston said a rou­tine main­te­nance in­spec­tion by coun­cil staff found struc­tural de­fects.

The re­stric­tions will re­main in place un­til a full in­spec­tion of the bridge oc­curs.

‘‘This means that while a stan­dard car and mo­tor­bikes can use the bridge, ve­hi­cles such as trucks, milk tankers, cars with trail­ers and farm ma­chin­ery can­not,’’ Cr We­ston said.

‘‘Our main pri­or­ity is to keep the bridge open for the com­mu­nity.

‘‘Once we re­ceive data back from the full in­spec­tion, we will then be in a po­si­tion to de­ter­mine the most ap­pro­pri­ate works to keep the bridge op­er­a­tional into the fu­ture.’’

Coun­cil said it had at­tempted to con­tact all those po­ten­tially im­pacted by the new load and speed re­stric­tions, and that de­tours have been put in place for ve­hi­cles ex­ceed­ing the two-tonne weight limit.

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