The final touches are being put on the new Camp Street Bridge and to celebrate, community members are invited to walk across Forbes’ newest piece of transport infrastructure before it is opened to traffic in coming days.
Transport for NSW Director West, Alistair Lunn said on Sunday, 26 July, community members will be invited to take part in a unique opportunity to appreciate and inspect the new bridge.
“The Forbes community has been keenly interested in the project since construction started in August last year and will soon enjoy the benefits of the new crossing over Lake Forbes,” Alistair said.
“This community day event will run from noon until 3pm and will include the opportunity for groups of 20 to walk across the bridge every 15 minutes. It will be a chance for the community to see the finished project up close after almost 12 months of work.”
During the community event anyone interested can join a guided walk over the bridge, visit the new heritage interpretation area, enjoy a free sausage sizzle, or purchase coffee and treats. The day will provide Forbes residents with the opportunity to see the much anticipated completion of the bridge, along with the landscaping and other features around the bridge that promise more public and community space for residents and visitors of Forbes.
Parking will be available on site with tours starting on the Camp Street side of the bridge.
An official opening ceremony will also take place earlier in the day to mark the occasion with limited numbers due to COVID-19 restrictions. Registrations are required for the day. To register your attendance and book a tour time visit nswroads.work/campstbridge phone 1800 167 499 or visit Forbes Shire Council’s Administration Office at 2 Court Street Forbes.