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The Castle Creek bridge on the outskirts of Theodore, 200 kilometres south-west of Rockhampton, will be pulled down and locals say this comes with no community consultation regarding its historical value or significance.
"This might not be technically our bridge, but it's our history," Anne Chatter from the Theodore Chamber of Commerce said.
Ms Chatter said she discovered the plans last Friday through a casual conversation with a friend about the town's upcoming centenary and plans for a linked walk between the rail bridge and a bridge along the road.
The bridge has also been earmarked for a potential cycling track between Theodore and the nearby town of Moura.
Ms Chatter confirmed the potential demolition with a company that has the tender to remove rail lines in railway corridors in the region.
"It's pretty disappointing to think that something as significant to a small country town as a bridge that connected this community to the rest of the world is being pulled down with no discussion," Ms Chatter said.
A social media post from the chamber outlining the situation has been shared more than 290 times and has gathered more than 190 comments, the majority in support of the bridge remaining.
This article first appeared on www.abc.net.au
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