House gets stuck on bridge in peak-hour traffic
By ZOE SINCLAIRzoe@gladstoneobserver.com.au
THERE are some things that just weren't meant to travel.
Frustrated motorists in yesterday afternoon's traffic on Port Curtis Way watched helplessly as the old queenslander from Side Street got stuck on bridge after bridge after bridge.
An hour and a half later, at bridge number four outside NRG, stressed removalists, police escorts and Ergon Energy decided to call it a day.
The house left its previous location half an hour late and Jim Stutkin said the crew found it hard to move the 9.5m wide house under pressure from drivers who were beeping their horns and cursing the holdup.
Nixon Communications employee Tim Atkinson said the timing was the main issue.
'They should have done it a better time,' Mr Atkinson said.
'This is probably the worst time they could have moved it ? especially on a Friday afternoon.'
The decision was made to leave the house by the side of the road and move it at a better time so that traffic wasn't obstructed although that could mean a wait of another week due to permit changes.