It may be hard to imagine, but the way it stands at the moment, Swan Hill looks likely to get another chance at a bridge by 2074. That’s 60 years! And why do we have to wait that long? Well simply because we have a minority of elderly people running around saying they want the bridge somewhere other than where the Government are willing to put it.
This group of aging armchair engineers are acting like spoilt children with their hands on their hips, and stamping their feet, trying to tell the Government, who have already done large numbers of studies, that they have it wrong.
But hang on a minute, isn’t it the Government who are – A: footing the bill, B: want to connect this fine city to that of Murray Downs with a new bridge, C: have done numerous studies and D: have given us a glimmer of hope rather than the option of traffic continually having to crawl over the 120 year old bridge that currently crosses the river?
You know someone needs to tell this elderly group of Luddites to swallow their pride and gratefully accept the new bridge. That other mob who have effectively scuttled the chances of this community of ever getting a new bridge, continue to throw baseless arguments out and try to muddy the already murky waters, about the chance we have of getting a flyover bridge down near Federal Square. You know the only thing likely to flyover are pigs.
And I’m left wondering what agenda they really have in scuttling our chances.