Protection of Heritage Trestle Bridges in the Upper Murray

Protection of Heritage Trestle Bridges in the Upper Murray

Posted: 27 February 2020

- Story by Kerry Love

High Country Rail Trail acknowledges the work of the American firefighters who were recently deployed to the Upper Murray region to assist local DELWP staff to manage the suppression of the bushfires in our region.

Over several days, to protect the wooden trestle bridges from the impact of fire the crews put in rake-hoe lines to clear and clean the vegetation around the stumps and under-structure of the heritage trestle bridge at Boggy Creek, Koetong.

While the protection of lives, livelihoods and private property is paramount and takes precedence, we do acknowledge and appreciate the efforts the crews and thank DELWP whole heartedly for their dedication to protecting the these valuable assets.