Lack of consultation over bridge removal angers resident
THE iconic Nagoorin Bridge may have survived the devastating January floods, but didn't escape the claws of a bulldozer this week.
Long-term Nagoorin resident Eunice Payne, who lives 70km south of Gladstone, grew up in the area and said she was angry the bridge was pulled down without public consultation.
The 72-year-old said the bridge was pulled down in stages, after a tree collapsed on the wooden structure after the floods.
Gladstone Regional Council Mayor Gail Sellers said some residents were told about the demolition late last week.
"It's a safety issue ... the old bridge had the potential to crash into the new Nagoorin bridge and cause further problems," she said.