THE historic Kindee bridge is getting some love and care to help prolong the life of the structure and improve safety.
Important structural repairs to the timber and steel suspension bridge will be completed in two stages over the coming months.
Road closures will be in place between 9am-3pm Monday to Friday. During these times, there'll be no vehicle or pedestrian access across the bridge, so road users will need to use alternative access via Pipeclay Road.
Read more: Photographer Isaac Morgan captures beauty and charm of historic bridge
The Kindee Suspension Bridge, off the Oxley Highway, is one of the oldest suspension bridges in Australia. It crosses the Hastings River upstream of its junction with Kindee Creek, several kilometres from Long Flat.
The steel was sourced from Newcastle and the timber was supplied locally when it was built in 1936.
It is significantly larger than Allan Bridge, east of Aberdeen, a suspension bridge also built in the early 1930s.
The contractor employed to build the bridge R.B Hayden was unfortunately killed during its construction and the work was completed by the then Department of Main Roads.