"Montgomery Bridge" confirmed as the name for the new bridge on Eurimbla Road, Cumnock.
Council received requests from several Cumnock community members to name the newly constructed bridge on Eurimbla Road Cumnock as “Montgomery Bridge” honoring Tom Montgomery’s involvement in constructing many bridges and culverts within the shire of Cabonne during his long term employment with the Council. This newly constructed bridge is about 1.1km from Obley Street Cumnock on Eurimbla Road.
Tom Montgomery started employment with Molong Council in the early 1950s as Bridge Ganger and then continued with Cabonne Council. Mr Montgomery built and maintained many bridges and culverts within the shire during his long-term employment with the Council. Mr Montgomery died on the day he retired from Cabonne Council in 1981.
After checking with the Geographical Names Board, the name “Montgomery Bridge” was available so at its Ordinary Meeting on 23 June 2020, Council resolved to exhibit the request to name the newly constructed bridge on Eurimbla Road, Cumnock as "Montgomery Bridge".
No objection was received by Council during the 28 day public display period meaning the proposed name has now been confirmed.