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Victor Harbor Horse Tram Services Temporarily Suspended

The Victor Harbor Horse Tram service has been temporarily suspended upon advice from the SA Government Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI).

Following the incident on New Year’s Day where a pylon on the heritage listed Causeway partially gave way, DPTI have undertaken a condition assessment of the Causeway to determine the extent of the damage.

Council was advised late yesterday that the preliminary findings of the assessment show deterioration of a small number of piles at different locations along the structure.

DPTI advised an independent engineering assessment will be undertaken as a priority. In addition to this assessment, repairs to the pylon that failed on New Year’s Day will commence as soon as possible, potentially from 4 February. As soon as this is confirmed, we will advise our community.

As a precautionary measure, the horse tram service has been suspended until we are satisfied that it is safe to operate. Pedestrians and permitted commercial vehicles will be able to access the Causeway as usual.

We are disappointed to suspend horse tram services for a second time this summer. However, the safety of our passengers, horses and staff remain our number one priority.

The Clydesdales will still be at the stables near the Causeway daily so our visitors can meet them and take photos.

We will continue to work closely with DPTI, and keep our community updated on the Causeway repairs and Horse Tram service as we have more information.

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