From the Maitland Mercury report:
There are fears for the future of the historic Brig O'Johnston Bridge at Clarence Town after it was closed to traffic for five hours on Thursday.
The bridge over the Williams River was built in 1880 and is the oldest surviving timber truss bridge in the state.
It is the major access road for residents in Clarence Town and Dungog at times of flooding and is used frequently by trucks and school buses.
The Clarence Town and District Progress Association has been calling for immediate works to start on the bridge for several years.
Full article available at Maitland Mercury, Jan. 22, 2016.