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Community invited to join official opening of Jacko Cavanagh Bridge

6 October 2017

Robert Hazzard, Dan Walker and Rohan Kuhl check out the revamped Jacko Cavanagh Bridge which will officially open on Wednesday 11 October 2017.

Robert Hazzard, Dan Walker and Rohan Kuhl check out the revamped Jacko Cavanagh Bridge which will officially open on Wednesday 11 October 2017.

Western Downs Regional Council is celebrating the old and the new on Wednesday 11 October, inviting the Dalby community to join in on the official opening of the revamped Jacko Cavanagh Bridge from 10am.

  • Originally built in 1951, the popular Jacko Cavanagh Bridge was restored to its former glory in July this year with an addition of a five metre viewing platform;
  • Paying homage to a beloved local character, the bridge was named after John Benedict ‘Jacko’ Cavanagh whose legend lives on in a newly restored sign next to the upgraded creek crossing;
  • Funded under the Local Government Grants and Subsidies Program, the bridge and linking footpath were delivered as part of a wider Myall Creek Parklands upgrade;
  • Council are inviting our residents to join Mayor McVeigh and Councillors in officially unveiling a permanent plaque in recognition of this significant upgrade, and to even add their very own love lock to the bridge at 10am, Wednesday 11 October.

Mayor Paul McVeigh said it was fantastic to see the community embracing the newly revamped pedestrian bridge.

“The old timber bridge had character, just like its namesake Jacko Cavanagh, so we knew that the replacement bridge had to keep the original look and feel,” he said.

“So, it’s absolutely wonderful to hear such positive feedback from our community about how well the bridge complements the Myall Creek — we’ve even started to see love locks pop up along the rails!

“We’re inviting residents to join us this Wednesday for an official opening at Anderson Park, and we’d love to see those who knew Jacko, have fond memories of crossing the old bridge, or those who even want to add their own love lock to the bridge come along.”

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Media Contact:

Cr Paul McVeigh | Mayor, Western Downs Regional Council | 0408 700 392