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By 1968, it be­came clear to the Clutha County Coun­cil that the bridge was near­ing the end of its use­ful life.

Al­though it was recog­nised that dif­fi­culty could be ex­pe­ri­enced in main­tain­ing the old bridge in the mean­time, the de­ci­sion was taken that a start should be made on the con­struc­tion of a new per­ma­nent bridge in the 1971-72 year.

This proved to be a wise and well timed de­ci­sion.

By Novem­ber 1972, run­ning planks had al­ready started lift­ing off the bridge and com­ple­tion of the new bridge had be­come a mat­ter of ur­gency.


The Kelso Swing Bridge, in West Otago.

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