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The new Batemans Bay Bridge has now been officially opened

The new Batemans Bay Bridge has now been officially opened with a ribbon cutting and walk across led by aboriginal elders

Member for Bega Andrew Constance said the bridge opening to traffic months ahead of schedule is a win for the entire community.

“This community walkover is a great opportunity to celebrate all the hard work that has gone into making this bridge a reality, and the difference it will make for future generations.” “Replacing the old bridge means emergency services are no longer cut off when the bridge is raised, significantly improving response times during crises,” Mr Constance said.

“I’m also pleased we have been able to get the bridge open with a lane in each direction before the Easter break.

This time of year is really the last opportunity for visitors to enjoy some fantastic South Coast weather before winter so it’s great the bridge is ready in time,” said Mr Constance. Mathew Hatcher, President of the Batemans Bay Chamber of Commerce and Tourism was at the official opening and said "I was very privileged to be invited by Andrew Constance MP to the opening of the new bridge. Fantastic view from up top and will be great as the entrance to what is the gateway to the region."

Above: Mathew Hatcher, President of the Batemans Bay Chamber of Commerce and Tourism joined Andrew Constance MP at the opening of the new bridge. Sit back and enjoy the new bridge in the making

VIDEO: The NEW Batemans Bay Bridge 2020 - 2021 Images by South Coast Pix Music - Nymphaeum part I & II- Angelwing - Public Domain Batemans Bay residents, past and present, recall their memories of the old Clyde River Bridge click on this link to see these interviews.

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