The proposed foot bridge will be reliant on lights, barriers, motors, locking devices and timing systems. It will also narrow the channel. It would restrict safe passage for larger vessels and perhaps deter visits from the One and All, and other larger vessels. If the council is looking for funding anyway, let’s get a build cost on a real bridge. The state and federal governments may want to get behind a significant project
I propose a proper traffic bridge arching its way across the channel at a height sufficient for the tallest mast. Road access is already established both sides and would only need minor alteration. The pedestrian bridge attached to the roadway would swing under the southern approach ramp and join up with existing footpaths, leading past the tavern and onwards through the new development towards the town.
A counter-levered arched steel bridge for light traffic and pedestrians across the channel would create connection and complement the existing roadways. The proposed pedestrian crossing would support the residents on both sides of the marina. For the residents on the township side it would provide easy access to North Beach as well as the coastal path to Point Riley. Northern residents would benefit by being reconnected to the facilities in the town.
It would also benefit tourists staying on either side of the marina, as it would provide them with safe and easier access around the community.
Bruce McKenzie, Wallaroo