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Megs Burgess has photographed the many changes, throughout the construction of the new Harwood Bridge. Image: Lynne Mowbray.

Capturing the new Harwood Bridge

Lynne Mowbray |

Clarence Valley photographer Megs Burgess of Megashots Photography has photographed every stage of the new Harwood Bridge, from the turning of the first sod.

Megs said that out of the thousands of photographs which she has taken, there are around 150 quality images which she plans to turn into a pictorial book, once the bridge is completed.

Megs amazing images have been taken from different perspectives and angles and include day and night shots and even images taken from above, using her drone.

Some of these images have made their way onto her Facebook page and even into the media, which has created an interest within the community, to find out more about this keen photographer and what motivated her to cover this construction from start to finish.

Megs said that this growing interest has led to community groups asking her to speak at functions about her work.

At her first speaking engagement recently for Crowe Horwath, at the Harwood Hotel, Megs shared what led her to start photographing the new Harwood Bridge.

“Last year I became quite ill and I was diagnosed with ovarian cancer,” Megs said.
“I decided to start researching about the new Harwood Bridge and I set a goal for myself to photograph every little change that takes place. And I did – and it kept me going.
“It’s been a great experience. I love the bridge – it’s amazing.
“The guys from Pacific Complete and RMS have helped me out with information.
“It’s wonderful the amount of people who have helped me; everyone has been amazing.
“I had a good friend who helped me out a bit last year when I became quite unwell and was unable to work, for which I am grateful.
“Hopefully when the bridge is finished I can publish my book for the community and they too can see the many changes that have taken place throughout its construction,” she said.