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Members of the Lawrence Historical Society took their last walk over the Sportsman’s Creek Bridge on Sunday. The bridge is set to be dismantled. L-R Joan Kale, Pat Panzram, Ken Primmer, Sue Bert, Sharon Kale, Ken Woods, Marie Besson, Prue Harrington. Canine members: Ranee, Sapphire & Bella. Image: contributed

Saying farewell to Sportsman’s Creek Bridge

Members of the Lawrence Historical Society took their last walk along the old Sportsman’s Creek Bridge, on Sunday. The Roads and Maritime Services re-opened the old bridge for a final time last weekend and members of the public (along with canine friends), enjoyed some time on the bridge.

While it was a sad day for many, as the bridge will now be dismantled, it won’t be the end of the bridge in Lawrence. The RMS has agreed to give sufficient timbers and steel from the bridge to recreate small span of the bridge at the Lawrence Museum.

Lawrence Museum member Roz Jones said, “We are hoping this will include the top of one of the original pylons, constructed for the first bridge.”

Visitors to Lawrence Museum can also view a scale model of Sportsman’s Creek Bridge, which is on permanent loan from the RMS, along with the history of bridges over Sportman’s Creek.

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