For nearly four years, the Wagga Wagga Bridge Crew has been working on the Coonamit Bridge project in Swan Hill, north-west Victoria. Over the past few months, north-west Victoria has been hit by some of the worst flooding in the area’s history.
Nine members of the Road and Fleet Services Bridge crew have volunteered their own time and expertise to assist flood victims and the community in and around Swan Hill, Lake Charm, Mystic Park, Lake Boga and Kerang.
Working closely with the local Emergency Controllers, the crew have worked tirelessly assisting with sandbagging, evacuation, clean-up, building and reinforcing levees, pumping water, de-snagging waterways, inspecting bridges and providing traffic control. The RTA has supplied trucks, water pumps, tools and equipment free of charge to assist with these efforts.
“Craig Wilson and his crew have worked at short notice, late into the evenings and over weekends, through very hot and long days. They are a dedicated crew, who are working to protect their local community and are helping others in the hour of need - they are a shining example to us all.” Greg Evans, Group General Manager, RFS said.
Assisting sand bagging