Work starts on bridge to improve B-double access


Work will start on a new bridge in Queensland that is expected to deliver improvements for B-doubles

September 23, 2010

Work will begin next week on a new bridge in south east Queensland that is expected to deliver improvements for B-doubles.

The timber bridge on the Boonah-Fassifern Road near the Cunningham Highway will be replaced with a $7.5 million concrete structure.

Main Roads Minister Craig Wallace says the bridge, which will cross Reynolds Creek, will be 4.2 metres higher and 3.2 wider than the timber bridge.

"The road carries a fairly high volume of heavy vehicles, including B-doubles that use the route as a link to the Cunningham Highway," he says.

"The bridge and the road alignment will be built as a 100 km/h speed zone to fit in with longer term planning for a future freight link to the Cunningham Highway."

The Government expects the bridge to be finished by the middle of next year.

Wallace says the new bridge will be built 13 metres upstream from the existing structure, meaning workers will need to realign part of the Boonah-Fassifern Road to connect to the bridge.



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