Ivanhoe Crossing now open

Submitted: Monday, May 30, 2016 at 22:14
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The Ivanhoe Crossing over the Ord River just north of Kununurra has been reopened after repairs. We were told it was closed also partly because some people crashing off the crossing.
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Reply By: RobAck - Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at 17:19

Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at 17:19
We were there 3 days ago and it was closed permanently according to the locals and the signs

Rob
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Follow Up By: Member - brucek - Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at 19:23

Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at 19:23
Sorry Rob, Missed it by one day. Hope your luck is better next time.
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Reply By: Member - brucek - Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at 19:17

Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at 19:17
How things can change without notice. We drove through twice, there and back, and saw probably another 20 vehicles both on the 29th and 30th May.
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Follow Up By: Member - ACD 1 - Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at 20:48

Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at 20:48
The guy fishing is taking a huge risk. crocs are known to frequent the downstream pools.

My wife and I were at Ivanhoe Crossing in the mid 90's when the police began shooting at an "alleged" crocodile that was "allegedly" trying to attack an "alleged" offender who was "allegedly" trying to escape.

Neither the croc or the offender where seen again.

When we went through last year, there were some bloody big boulders blocking the crossing. These aren't evident in your photos. I reckon if they wanted it closed, they would still be there?

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Reply By: Member - brucek - Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at 21:24

Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at 21:24
Re control of the crossing; we only came in, and went out from the Kununurra end. The Kununurra end is now controlled by gates at the top of the river bank. They were open each time we were there. We can only presume that there are similar gates on the northern end. We did not go right through but much of the traffic we saw did go right through and were not just having fun.
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Reply By: Member - johntoyo - Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at 22:39

Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at 22:39
The gates on the Kununurra end were open on the 30th and we and others drove accross and back. Saw some locals also aware it was open.

John.
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