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Temporary bridges in Main Arm badly damaged in flood water

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Yesterday (Sunday, 13 December) a car got stuck on the 1m drop at the end of the temporary causeway where it had been washed away. If you can’t see the road, don’t drive it.

According to locals in Main Arm the two temporary bridges near Kohinur Hall have been badly damaged making them impassable in the recent rains and flooding.

Reports of between 229 and 295mm of rain have come through from Upper Main Arm with one gauge in Palmwoods overflowing between 4pm yesterday and this morning (Sunday, 13 December, 2020).

The culvert leading to Palmwoodsin MainArm. Photo Riley Vanderbyl.

Captain of the Main Arm Rural Fire Service (RFS) Mark Stanford said he had recorded 295mm between 9pm and 7am this morning (Sunday) with 48mm before that near Main Arm Village while 285mm was recorded down near Durrumbul Primary School.

‘Water in The Pocket was up over the culverts yesterday but was down again by 6am this morning,’ he told The Echo.

Everyone is reminded that driving on bridges and roads that are covered in water is very dangerous. If you can’t see the road or bridges they may be washed out, as are the temporary bridges in Main Arm at the moment.

♦ This story was updated on Monday, 14 December at 10.30am when locals clarified that the bridges were badly damaged but not completely washed away.


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  1. The ends of both temporary causeways have been washed out and all vehicles are getting stuck on the drop off.at the edge of the concrete. Should not be hard to fix once someone can get to Upper Main Arm to drive the excavator that is already here

  2. Your Roads in Byron Shire are a joke.The Council got rid of their road work machines.It will cost 40 Million just to fix the roads up.What a yuppie chit hole the shire has become.


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