A Bridge Too Far?
From 25 September work on replacing the old Coombing Street bridge will begin. Construction is expected to take up to 10 weeks. The new bridge will include a pedestrian walkway. Here is an artist's impression of the new bridge and a photograph from the State Library (Lumme Collection) showing the bridge in earlier times -note the dog-leg angle of the bridge in the b/w photograph. While concerned residents have expressed the view that the new bridge is out of character with the existing heritage streetscape Blayney Council has responded to those concerns by saying that the new bridge meets safety guidelines.