A SECOND bridge will be installed across the Wimmera River in Horsham after years of waiting.
Horsham City Council's director of infrastructure John Martin said this project was important in helping to connect Horsham.
"With the development of a large area to the south east of the river, a need for additional pedestrian and bicycle access over the river has been identified," he said.
The proposed pedestrian bridge will connect the east and west banks of the Wimmera River at Hamilton Street and join the walking track connecting the Waterlink Estate on the eastern side of the river.
The Anzac Centenary Bridge was officially opened in 2017 and is located near the Southbank reserve playground.
The idea for a second pedestrian crossing bridge came about in 2010 and was proposed for several strategies including council's 2017-21 Health and Wellbeing Plan, the 2019-23 Council Plan, 2020 Horsham Urban Transport Plan and the City to River Masterplan.
Community feedback about the need for a secondary bridge was it was needed to support access to school, hospital and park facilities.
Funding is currently being sought for the project and geological studies are also underway.
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