Water over the Lamington Bridge at 11.15am on Monday.
Water over the Lamington Bridge at 11.15am on Monday.

Wasn't safe to remove Lamington Bridge rails during storm

RAILS were left in place on the Lamington Bridge in Maryborough as it was deemed too dangerous to remove them.

Fraser Coast mayor Gerard O'Connell said new restrictions applied to removing the handrails so debris would not become stuck or cause damage to the bridge.

That included using two types of harnesses to drop down and remove them.

Certain triggers were also in place that would signal when they should be removed, including the height of the river, Cr O'Connell said.

By the time it became clear they should be removed, the storm was already in full swing and it became too dangerous for workers to remove them.

"Due to the severity of the storm it wasn't safe."

He also said there wasn't much debris caught in the bridge so far.



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