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A bridge over
A NEW bridge spanning the Gawler River will
connect Reid with Gawler's town centre.
The $300,000 pedestrian and cycle bridge was in-
stalled yesterday at Reid Reserve and is located just
upstream from the Roseworthy rail bridge, near Gos-
ford Street, Gawler West.
It is three metres wide by 30 metres long and is
a galvanised-steel structure with decking construct-
ed of a composite material of sawdust and recycled
The bridge will be open to pedestrian traffic in four
to six weeks, depending on weather.
Gawler Council senior project engineer Tony
Haynes said the bridge would play an important part
in connecting the bike and walking paths around
"With the bridge going in, we will have a connec-
tion between our urban waters paths and the Stuart
O'Grady Track," he said.
"Which is important because we are trying to
get a connection from Dead Man's Pass to the Jack
"We are just about there, where we can connect the
Barossa with the Stuart O'Grady path."
The installation was part of the $1 million Reid
Reserve development, which is funded by Gawler
Council, the State Government and developers of
The bridge weighs 22 tonnes and its timber-style
decking is "fairly bullet-proof to vandalism".
Mr Haynes said one of the largest mobile cranes in
South Australia was needed to install the bridge.
"You normally wouldn't see these types of cranes
unless they are on big construction sites," he said.
"There's concrete abutments ready to go, it will go
straight onto them."
The bridge is similar in design to four other bridges
already installed on Gawler's river corridor.
"It's an important component because it provides
walking and cycle access to the town centre," Mr
The 22-tonne bridge gets lowered down by crane at Reid Reserve.
PHOTO: Mary Ackers
LOCAL motorists are continuing
a campaign for speed signs along
Evanston's Dawson Road.
Elizabeth resident Kenneth Crabb,
a frequent user of the road, created
home-made signs last Friday to alert
motorists of the tricky speed limit.
As The Bunyip reported last month,
several motorists have been caught
speeding along the 50 kilometre an
hour road in the past year, because
they believed the speed limit was 60
km/h or more.
Mr Crabb said he had not been
caught speeding along Dawson Road
because he was "wise" about its speed
limit but maintained it should be in-
creased to 100 km/h because it was
not in a built-up area.
Signs, featuring the 50 km/h speed
limit, were made and posted by a
Williamstown resident earlier this
year but it is believed Gawler Coun-
cil removed them within days of their
"They've been taken down, obvi-
ously it must be a revenue raiser," Mr
Today Mr Crabb stood on the
side of the road, bearing the signs
for motorists, and vowing to return
with permanent signs to post along
the road and with fellow campaigner
Mark Aldridge on Monday.
The transport department previ-
ously told The Bunyip that, unless
signed otherwise, the "default speed
limit in a built-up area is 50 km/h".
Mr Crabb, along with motorists
speaking to The Bunyip last month,
believe the road does not meet the
criteria for a built-up area.
With the bridge going in, we
will have a connection between our
urban waters paths and the Stuart
Visit The Bunyip's website for video footage
and more photos of the bridge’s installaton.
Elizabeth resident Kenneth Crabb
held up signs on Evanston's Dawson
Road last Friday to highlight his speed
confusion along the road.
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