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Bruce Highway – Arnot Creek Bridge

Funding Program:Investment Road and Rail Program
Transport Mode:Road
Expected Start/Finish:Mid 2016 - Early 2017
Estimated Project Cost:$8,500,000
Australian Government Contribution:$6,800,000
Local Council/Shire:Cassowary Coast Regional Council
Corridor:Brisbane - Cairns

Project Description

The project involved the replacement of an existing single-span deteriorated bridge with a new single-span concrete bridge. The scope of the project comprised:

  • Replacement of both the super-structure and sub-structure at the existing 19.95 metre long single-span concrete bridge with a 25 metre long single-span concrete bridge at approximately existing level
  • Approximately 380 metres of pavement transition at approach roads either side
  • Construction of a temporary side track to provide traffic with continued highway access during the construction phase


The project will provide travel time savings for freight and passenger vehicles.  Freight and passenger connectivity will be maintained on the Bruce Highway, along with a safe and sustainable access to the tranposrt network.


The Australian Government committed $6.8 million towards the project, in partnership with the Queensland Government.


Construction commenced in May 2016 and was completed February 2017.

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Project details last updated: 1/05/2020