• Funding program Investment Road and Rail Program
  • Status Under construction
  • Transport mode Road
  • Expected start/finish Late 2009 - Early 2028
  • Estimated project cost $94,390,000
  • Australian Government contribution $64,732,000
  • 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 bridge repainting, removal of red-lead paint, deck resurfacing, and major work on steel girders.


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


The Australian Government has committed $64.7 million to the project, with Queensland Rail committing the remaining funding.


This project commenced in September 2009 and is expected to be completed by early 2028.

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