Mareeba Shire Council has received funding approval under the Australian Government Bridges Renewal Programme towards the upgrading of the bridge over Grove Creek on Speewah Road, Speewah to a two lane bridge with the necessary two lane road approaches and tapers.
As the road is the only access for the Speewah community, it will be necessary that vehicles can cross the creek at all times. As a consequence, Council proposes to widen the bridge on one side only and utilise the existing abutments to form the required two lanes for the new bridge.
- Both new abutment extensions have now been constructed
- the new girders are proposed to be placed on the new bridge abutments on 18 February 2016
- construction of the required road widening will then take place to enable traffic to then be transferred onto the widened Speewah Road
- once traffic is relocated onto the widened Speewah Road, the deck of the old bridge will be removed, the existing abutments modified and new concrete girders placed
- the new bridge and roadworks are proposed, subject to weather conditions, to be finalised by 28 April 2016
Stage 1 Girders being placed
Relieving Slabs and Southern Approach Roadworks
Deck Sealing, Chip Seal and Asphalt Works
Removal of old bridge
Progress photos 24/5/16
Progress photos 1/6/16
Progress photos 6/6/16
Transverse stressing complete along with backfilling, prior to forming up and pouring relieving slabs.
Progress photos 14/6/16