Sept 8th, 2019
It was a great privilege to attend the opening of the Toowoomba Second Range Crossing today, Sunday, 8th September, marking a major milestone for the Darling Downs region. Pictured with John McVeigh MP, Federal Member for Groom, on the bypass.
A number of bridges on the 41 km long bypass were named at the opening ceremony, including the bridge over the Gore Highway that is to be known as the Sister Elizabeth Kenny Bridge, honouring the bush nurse from Nobby who developed techniques to counter polo.
Further named bridges include: the Giabal-Jarowar Bridge, over the Warrego Highway at Charlton, named for local indigenous tribes, and the northbound New England Highway bridge over the bypass named after local World War 2 hero, John French VC, who was born and raised in Crow's Nest.