Monday, May 09, 2011

New Breakwater Bridge

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We often drive cross the Barwon River at Breakwater, under the old railway line, and it's always busy. The new bridge is at last being built - I posted about it over a year ago and it's been a slow process in getting under way. Though it was cold yesterday - about 11 degrees Celsius, we went for a stroll along the river to see how it was going. Two large cranes were active, very noisy and sounding the like the battle of the bands. Then I took a photo from our side of the river. The plan has meant the dislocation of several families as their houses were compulsorily bought and demolished. It's a $63 million project they say, but that's sure to blow out as all government tasks seem to do.



Anonymous Kerrib said...

We drove nearby on the weekend and I was kind of surprised but also saddened to see the houses on the Whittington side, that seemed to protest for years are no more - just flat vacant blocks of land, ready to make way for the road I assume. Wonder where those folks live now - i hope its somewhere nice.

6:04 AM  
Blogger Peceli and Wendy's Blog said...

The people protested with signs etc. but to no avail. I suppose they were compensated but it must have been sad to be pushed out like that.

12:44 PM  

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