Pacific Highway completion bittersweet for Bryan Robins

Bryan Robins could be seen as the unofficial spokesperson for the Cowper Bus Disaster. The most persistent advocate in the aftermath of the bus crash, the retired SES executive has never fully recovered from the images he saw that day

On Thursday, it was a bittersweet moment with the completion of the Pacific Highway upgrade.

 

Former SES officer Bryan Robins reflects on the new Pacific Highway opening: Former SES officer Bryan Robins reflects on the new highway opening after attending countless horrific head-on collisions on the old Pacific Highway, including the Cowper Bus Disaster of 1989.
Former SES officer Bryan Robins reflects on the new Pacific Highway opening: Former SES officer Bryan Robins reflects on the new highway opening after attending countless horrific head-on collisions on the old Pacific Highway, including the Cowper Bus Disaster of 1989.

 

 

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From The Daily Examiner is a six-part series that takes listeners on an emotional journey to reveal the full story behind the 1989 Cowper bus disaster near Grafton. Told through the eyes of those who witnessed the horror, some sharing their story for the first time, each episode explores a different aspect of the event to reveal a tangled web of trauma and negligence, and how Australia's worst road disaster at the time was the catalyst for the nation's largest road infrastructure project, the Pacific Highway Upgrade.

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