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Increased deterrence for illegal bridge climbing
Lois Lee | 승인 2018.08.09 16:10

Increased penalties and new structural changes have been introduced to prevent illegal climbing of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. 

The new security measures will minimise major traffic delays and increase the safety of innocent bystanders on the bridge. 

This has been introduced following the April stand-off, where the 43-year old Wayne John Cook climbed the arch of the bridge. 

The stand-off triggered a massive police operation, and caused hours of traffic gridlock and congestion as it was during the morning peak hour. 

“That event four months ago, showed that we needed to deliver some changes and we will be delivering those changes,” NSW Roads, Maritime and Freight Minister Melinda Pavey said. 

“The Harbour Bridge performs an incredibly important function to the city and we don’t want people taking it for ransom,” she added. 

Some of the changes include raising of the internal height barrier fencing, installation of the greater anti-climb mesh, and additional surveillance cameras. 

In addition, the penalty also increased from $3300 to $22,000, making the fine equal to the illegal climbing of the Sydney Opera House. 

“While we are sympathetic to someone’s personal situation, illegally climbing the bridge is not only extremely dangerous, it also endangers the lives of thousands of drivers who use it every day,” Ms Pavey said. 

“While you can never 100% security proof the bridge, these new measures will go a long way in deterring future attempts,” she added. 

Lois Lee  info@hanhodaily.com

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