John Peterson Bridge works ramp up

Work is ramping up on a new bridge along an important Central Queensland freight route, with concrete decking units installed so work can continue even if the river levels rise.

Originally built in 1925, the John Peterson Bridge crosses the Boyne River on Mundubbera–Durong Road, south west of Mundubbera.

Though the old single-lane bridge has low flood immunity, the new bridge will be built to withstand a 1-in-100-year flood event and will maintain network connectivity.

The new bridge will be built on a safer and straighter alignment of Mundubbera-Durong Road.

In an update from Transport and Main Roads Queensland, the department said, “Work is ramping up on the new bridge on Mundubbera-Durong Road and will deliver improved flood immunity and road user safety, replacing the existing flood-prone, single-lane, timber girder bridge with a higher, two-lane structure on a safer and straighter alignment.”

Works on the new bridge and approaches are due for completion in late 2023, weather conditions permitting.

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