McLeish secures Thornton Bridge repair

It looks as though the damaged bridge just out of Thornton on the Goulburn Valley Highway is finally going to be repaired.

State Liberal Member for Eildon, Cindy McLeish brought this to the attention of the Minister for Roads, because locals were frustrated that there had been no action for a long period of time.


Ms McLeish said, “Concerns were raised with me from Cr Karine Haslam and other locals that the side railing of the bridge has been severely damaged for over 12-months. The bridge has emergency netting covering the railings and has become a safety issue for drivers.”


The bridge, located after Christies Road turn off, heading from Thornton to Alexandra, is set to be repaired by 30 June 2021 by The North Eastern Maintenance Alliance (NEMA).


“Many bridges in Thornton are in need of maintenance or even a spruce up. Concrete railings are weathering, weeds litter the crossings, pedestrian access is limited, and most have lost their characteristic charm.


“Serious road safety matters such as this cannot be overlooked,” Ms McLeish concludes.

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