ONE of the most well known if imponderable landmarks in the Northern Territory outback town of Katherine is a ancient piece of graffiti on the town’s famous railway bridge.
“Jesus loves nachos” wrote the unknown author several decades ago.
It has become such a famous, if still mysterious quote, that it has its own Facebook page and TV host Grant Denyer has even tweeted about it.
There are also T-shirts made up with the slogan.
And today the NT Government admitted it was too scared to touch it.
The Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics Department is reminding Katherine citizens of the wet season still to come by touching up the bridge, a popular gauge of flood heights.
DON'T TOUCH IT: Contractors are rust proofing the beams, placing new water depth markers on the central pillar and installing new interpretative signage.
The bridge, which no longer takes trains but pedestrians and cyclists, has been closed for the next fortnight while maintenance works are carried out.
Contractors are rust proofing the beams, placing new water depth markers on the central pillar and installing new interpretative signage.
“These works are not intended to target exterior graffiti on the railway bridge,” the department spokeswoman said.
“”Jesus loves nachos is not to be touched,” the spokeswoman said when pressed.
“It’s an icon.”
This article first appeared on www.katherinetimes.com.au
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