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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 newspaper journalist, writer and local 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 pubs, inns and associated industries in the Sydney and Illawarra regions of NSW for over 30 years. He is currently working on a comprehensive history of the hotel and liquor industry in the Illawarra region of NSW. Besides authoring a number of history books, Mick has owned and operated several community newspapers. He was one time 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 Limted), Sydney based, City News, and is now with Torch Publications.

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