Sunday, October 24, 2010
A third crossing, as they say, over the Hunter river is under construction and is shown in the distance if you look carefully it is just visible. From East Maitland and Pitnacree Road, it crosses the flood plains and the farms, which, post 1950, have a system of levees to contain the river when it floods. This area was under water and is what is intended in any future floods. New buildings are banned.
Old maps show a river crossing round this same point but perhaps the river changed course and a structure was washed away.
On the other side of the river the new route by-passes Maitland forLorn.