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Bruce Highway - Sarina to Cairns - Upgrade Burdekin River Bridge

Funding Program:Investment Road and Rail Program
Status:Under construction
Transport Mode:Road
Expected Start/Finish:Late 2009 - Mid 2019
Estimated Project Cost:$46,850,000
Australian Government Contribution:$26,700,000
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.

Benefits

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

Funding

The Australian Government has committed $26.7 million to the project, with Queensland Rail committing the remaining funding.

Timetable

This project commenced in September 2009 and will continue until mid 2019.

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Project details last updated: 23/11/2018