Council asking for bridge photos

By January 24, 2020 Heritage, News

Orange City Council is looking for any historical images of a bridge in Forest Road, south of Orange.

The brick bridge over Gosling Creek was built just south of the Gosling Creek dam reserve.

When the road was widened many years ago, it’s understood the shaped sandstone capping on the side of the bridge was removed, and then dropped into the waters of the creek below.

The current low water levels have exposed the sandstone blocks.

A crew has now used a heavy excavator to lift the blocks from the creek bed.

The carved stones are now being stored, but the plan is to incorporate them into a heritage feature to be built nearby.

To help guide the design of the feature, council staff are appealing for any historic photos which could show how the bridge looked originally, and how the carved sandstone was used.

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