Bulli footbridge upgrade

RESIDENTS around Farrell Road at Bulli are reminded that works to upgrade the pedestrian bridge are scheduled on the weekend of October 8 and 9.

Contractors for Wollongong City Council will be replacing the existing timber deck of the pedestrian bridge and installing a new pre-cast concrete bridge with anti-throw protection screen.

The works coincide with planned works on the rail line by Sydney trains.
The road bridge will be closed and traffic detours will be in place throughout the weekend. The bridge will reopen to vehicles on Monday October 10, however, works to the pedestrian bridge will continue until Tuesday October 11.

Traffic management will be in place to assist pedestrians during the day but the pedestrian bridge will be closed overnight. For more information call (02) 4227 7111 or visit Council’s website.

About Mick Roberts

A journalist, writer and historian, Mick Roberts specialises in Australian cultural history, particularly associated with the Australian hotel and liquor industry. Mick has had an interest in revealing the colourful story of Australian pubs and associated industries for over 30 years. He is working on a comprehensive history of the hotel and liquor industry in the Illawarra region of NSW. Besides writing a number of history books, Mick managed several community newspapers. He has been editor of the Wollongong Northern News, The Bulli Times, The Northern Times, The Northern Leader and The Local - all located in the Wollongong region. As a journalist he has worked for Rural Press, Cumberland (News Limited), the Sydney city newspaper, City News, and Torch Publications based in Canterbury Bankstown, NSW.


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