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Denmark bridge closed for tree work.

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The Denmark River Bridge.
Camera IconThe Denmark River Bridge. Credit: Laurie Benson Albany Advertiser

A section of Denmark Bridge is closed to traffic tomorrow as Shire work to remove dead Karri tree located on the western side of the bridge.

The lane will be closed from 9am to 3pm on Tuesday, August 28 and traffic management will be carried out during that time.

Churchill road would be available as an alternative route to use.

Shire of Denmark Director of Infrastructure & Assets Gilbert Arlandoo said the Shire plan to remove the top half of the tree and use the other half as a potential art piece.

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“The top half of the tree will be removed first to mitigate the immediate risk and hazard to safety and infrastructure,” he said.

“The prominent position of the tree led to a suggestion that the Shire commission a chainsaw artist or sculptor to create an art piece from the remaining half of the tree.

“However, if the remainder of the tree is not structurally sound it will be completely removed.”

Some sections of the Denmark river as well as Norm Thornton Park will also be closed during this period.

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