The long weekend kicked-off with Carrathool bridge officially being opened after years of community efforts.
The new two-lane concrete Carrathool Bridge replaced a heritage listed 95-year-old one-lane timber bridge.
The new $15 million bridge spans the Murrumbidgee River between Murrumbidgee and Carrathool Local Government Areas, and was jointly funded by the Australian and NSW Governments.
It was named the Merrylees Bridge as a tribute to the late Margaret Merrylees and her family for their work making the project a reality.
The opening ceremony was attended by Murrumbidgee Mayor Ruth McRae, Carrathool Shire Council mayor Darryl Jardine, Regional Transport minister Paul Toole, deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack, Murray member Helen Dalton and Farrer member Sussan Ley.
Many honoured members of the community attended, and included Robert Merrylees and family who helped in the official ribbon cutting ceremony.
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