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BATHURST.

Tuesday.

[Herald.]- Mr Bennett, Commissioner for Roads has arrived, and given orders for the immediate construction of a temporary bridge, for whioh a great deal of the material of the old one will como into service The flood has happily subsided, and no further danger is antici- pated. A punt ib being constructed by two of our towns- men, capable of oarrying five tons and is to be launohed to morrow. The bridge over Oox's River has not been carried away, and remains uninjured. That o\er the Junction has been slightly damaged.-In consequenoe of information received here with respeot to an alleged intention of the Government to stop the farther con- struction of Western Railway at Solitary Creek, it had been determined, previous to the fliod, to convene a meeting upon the uubjeot Tbe loss of Denison Bridge precipitates matters, and to day a preliminary meeting was held, at which were assembled nearly every influen- tial resident. A publio meeting has been called tor Thursday evening next.

[Empire ]-An enthusiastic preliminary meeting was held at three o'clock this afternoon, Dr. Palmer, P. M , in the ohair, to organise a monster publio meeting, to be held on lhnreday evening The greatest determina- tion was exhibited to secure torthwith railway and railway bridge inlu Dothurat.

The Honorable Minister for Works has favoured us (Empire) with the following telegram, received by him

from the Commissioner for Roads -

On the roads the damages done are not so great as represented One end of the atone culvert at Weather- board was washed down, and part of the west approach to Farmer's Creek Bridge washed away, from the cnl verts being undermined There is nothing to stop traffics, exoept the Iobs of the Denison Bridge. On the Rookley Road the Vale Greek Bridge, lately built under Mr Dawson, has, I am told, been taken away. My reoommendation for a temporary bridge is in order to provide accommodation pending oonstruotion of an iron bridge for road and railway. 1 oannot reoommend a permanent bridge here of any other material.

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