The Horsham council has chosen its preferred option for a footbridge over the Wimmera River.
Two possibilities were identified for a bridge west of the Western Highway and the council voted on Monday night to go ahead with detailed designs for the location at Apex Island, at a cost of $100,000.
Technical services director John Martin says the construction is expected to cost $900,000.
He says the decision over the location was a close call.
“Back in late 2012 there was an extensive public consultation program and community opinions were tied closely between a site at the southern end of Firebrace Street or at Apex Island and council has, on a very narrow basis I suppose, chosen the Apex Island site as the preference for longer term siting of the bridge,” he said.