Government rejected advice to close Tarro Bridge because of structural concerns

Matthew Kelly
Updated December 7 2023 - 7:10am, first published 5:30am

The company responsible for the maintenance of Tarro Bridge was so concerned about its structural deterioration in early October that it urged the state government to close it to traffic immediately.

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Matthew Kelly

Matthew Kelly


Matthew Kelly has worked as a journalist for more than 25 years. He has been working as a general reporter at the Newcastle Herald since 2018. In recent years he has reported on subjects including environment, energy, water security, manufacturing and higher education. He has previously covered issues including the health and environmental impacts of uncovered coal wagons in the Hunter Valley, the pollution of legacy of former industrial sites and freedom of information issues.

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