The Genoa Pedestrian Bridge is open, and the community is connected again.
A key piece of infrastructure for the town, the new footbridge has been hailed as a boon for the district. About 150 people joined East Gippsland Shire Council mayor Cr Mark Reeves for the opening on Saturday, May 28.
“The bridge is an important part of life in Genoa. After the loss of the bridge in the 2019-20 fires, we all knew a rebuild was needed. It was a community priority, we made it a priority, and it is wonderful to now have the bridge open,” Cr Reeves said.
Council has worked collaboratively with the community to replicate parts of the former bridge in the design.
“The new bridge picks up on elements of the old timber truss bridge, with the white steel trusses a great feature and nod to the past. Looking at the bridge, you immediately know you’re in Genoa.” Cr Reeves said.
IMAGE: Mayor Cr Mark Reeves cuts the ribbon with Wilma Becker, the oldest resident in Genoa, to officially open the new footbridge in Genoa.
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