Farmer Neville McIntyre has joined calls for the council to consider a vehicle bridge at McBryde Street to connect both sides of the river.
On most days, Mr McIntyre commutes into Horsham's central business district, and said a second vehicle bridge was needed to ease congestion on Williams Road.
"There is one way in and one way out. So we need a link to put those thousand vehicles a day into the CBD," he said.
"Williams Road is bottlenecked as it is, and there is supposed to be 500 more houses there soon. There are 200 more houses going south of Williams Road, so it is going to be an absolute bottleneck.
"The only bridge we have now is the highway bridge. At times it is backed up to the Caltex on the Highway. Williams Road is backed to Stockton Drive."
Mr McIntyre came forward with his concerns following the council motion's defeat to seek funding for the proposed Hamilton Street footbridge.
The proposed footbridge would connect the Waterlink estate to central Horsham in a similar way to Horsham's ANZAC footbridge.
However, many residents, including Mr McIntyre, have said a footbridge would not ease Horsham's current traffic problems, with additional vehicle access to central Horsham needed.
"We don't need a footbridge, we need a vehicle bridge. Everyone is not going to walk to work or ride their bike to work. They are going to drive," he said.
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"The little old pensioners and low-income earners of Horsham weren't happy about supplying a footbridge to the elite of Southbank, you can't expect them to rescue Waterlink by helping pay for another footbridge."
Horsham City Council considered eight potential locations for a bridge upstream from the Western Highway when planning for a second crossing, of which Hamilton Street was chosen.
The project has received criticism due to the crossing being a pedestrian-only bridge.
Horsham City Council chief executive Sunil Bhalla said the council was planning to deliver a second vehicle bridge.
Still, it was unlikely to be in the vicinity of the Waterlink Estate.
"Council is keen to see this second vehicle bridge and has committed $100,000 in this year's budget to facilitate the planning of this in conjunction with Regional Roads Victoria, as part of an alternative truck route. The location of this truck route and bridge would be determined during this planning work," he said.
"It is unlikely that a second vehicle bridge, including an alternative truck route, would be viable in the vicinity of the residential area of the Waterlink Estate; hence the option of a pedestrian bridge is being advanced.
"The pedestrian bridge will be much less costly than a vehicle bridge, and hence can be planned and funded more readily."