North Coast history destroyed by 'reckless act'

The aftermath of a weekend fire that led to the destruction of an historic railway bridge.
The aftermath of a weekend fire that led to the destruction of an historic railway bridge.

RESIDENTS have hit out over the destruction of an historic railway bridge on the North Coast.

Melissa Darnley from Burringbar posted photos of the bridge after it was damaged in a fire started by campers at the weekend, she claims.

"This iconic old north coast rural railway bridge has all now been demolished (yesterday) supposedly due to some 'campers' needing to 'warm' themselves with a fire on the weekend," Melissa said.

Demolition crews pull down the historic railway bridge.
Demolition crews pull down the historic railway bridge.

Photos have also been posted of demolition crews pulling down the old bridge.

"Several whole sections including all this have been demolished (yesterday). The whole thing has gone, talk about overkill," Melissa said.

There was widespread condemnation of the destructive act.

"I really don't know what to say... these people have no respect for history or public property," Gerry Matthews said.