Frustration growing over bridge closure

RESIDENTS affected by the closure of the Freeburgh Bridge want Alpine Shire Council to “step up and take responsibility”.

RESIDENTS affected by the closure of the Freeburgh Bridge want Alpine Shire Council to “step up and take responsibility”.

Sixteen residents have formed the Freeburgh Bridge Action Group and met last week to discuss the many issues which have come to light since the bridge’s closure one month ago and want answers as to why the bridge has degraded so badly since 2012.

Inconvenience, loss of business and the danger associated with one exit in the event of a bushfire are the major concerns to residents including Sally Peet.

“The council really needs to step up and take responsibility and apply for funding promptly,” she said.

“We are having to travel around the long way twice a day to feed our cattle, which is an added cost to us.”

Owner of Snowy Creek Produce John Caloutas is also worried about a loss of business.

“No one is going to drive up a road that says road closed,” he said.

“My sign is just after the Freeburgh Bridge and no one will see it at the Germantown end.”

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