Locals demand a second Murray River bridge at Echuca

More than 1,000 protesters rallied in Echuca-Moama today to call for a long-awaited second Murray River bridge to be built.

Vintage cars and a colonial horse and cart led a procession across the existing Murray River crossing this morning.

The protesters chanted 'build a bloody bridge', urging the Victorian and New South Wales Governments to begin construction.

The Committee for Echuca-Moama says the region has grown extensively since the original bridge was built in 1879, and better infrastructure is needed for the community.

The previous Victorian Labor government had moved plans forward, but the Baillieu government is proposing a slightly different option in the mid-west corridor.

Residents say they are tired of the endless delays and hope the rally campaign will help move the process forward.

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