Concerns over damaged bridge

Concerns over damaged bridge

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State member for the East Metropolitan region Matthew Swinbourn wants the damaged bridge to be fixed as soon as practicable. Photograph - Aaron Van Rongen.

Bushwalkers may have difficulty navigating a safe journey through a section of the Kitty’s Gorge Walk Trail in Jarrahdale after a tree fell and damaged the bridge earlier this year.

State member for the East Metropolitan region Matthew Swinbourn said there was an urgent need to fix the bridge, as it was a matter of public safety.

He said the tree appeared to have damaged the hand railing on the bridge and was causing an obstruction to the 16-kilometre return trail.

“This bridge is an important landmark for the hiking fraternity and the local community and we must make sure that it is safe for people to use,” he said.

“The Serpentine Jarrahdale region is one of the fastest growing in Australia with one of the region’s greatest attractions being its scenic bush walks.”

Mr Swinbourn has written to environment minister Stephen Dawson to push for the repairs to be completed as soon as practicable.