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Bruce Highway - Sarina to Cairns - Upgrade Burdekin River Bridge

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Funding Programme:Investment Road and Rail Programme
Status:Under construction
Transport Mode:Road
Expected Start/Finish:Early 2009 - Mid 2017
Estimated Project Cost:$25,000,000
Australian Government Contribution:$25,000,000
Local Council/Shire:Burdekin Shire Council
State:QLD
Corridor:Brisbane - Cairns

Project Description

The Burdekin River Bridge is a 50 year old steel structure crossing the Burdekin River. This bridge is a vital link between the towns of Ayr and Home Hill and is of strategic significance to Queensland as it provides the only safe and reliable connection for road and rail traffic between North Queensland and all points south.

This project involves maintenance activities including continued structural rehabilitation and patch painting.

Benefits

Continued maintenance and rehabilitation of this bridge maintains economic productivity and access to the region though reduced travel time and route reliability.

Funding

The Australian Government is providing $25 million to the project.

Timetable

This project commenced in early 2009 and will continue until mid 2017.

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Project details last updated: 22/07/2015