by Paul Daley
I WAS (T)HERE in 1989.
At sunrise the flood had reached the third London Plane tree just up towards the nursery from the old low-level bridge.
This was the first bridge to be built in Kyogle back in 1907.
Before this flood, I remember driving over it in our yellow Mitsubishi van – the brown plastic buckles of the children’s seat holding me tight as our family of 6 bounced over the wooden xylophone of the old rickety low level bridge.
I remember from that moment until recently when floods were exciting.
After the water levels dropped – the bridge was gone forever.