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Bridge Works

Oaky Creek Bridge Upgrade – Springmount Road

Council has been successful in securing Australian Government funding of $170,000 (50 / 50 with Council) under Round Two of the Bridges Renewal Programme.

This project is to renew an aged and structurally compromised single lane timber bridge on Oaky Creek, Springmount Road with a one lane concrete bridge.

The renewal will open up 11.3km of rural collector heavy vehicle mass road to large scale sugar cane growers to access Springmount Road as their primary connection and most direct route to the Tableland Sugar Mill.

The bridge will be designed and constructed as a one lane bridge but will be able to carry highway loadings.

Project Status

  • Works to commence 27th March 2017
  • Springmount Road will be closed to through traffic for the duration of works
  • The construction is scheduled for 6 weeks and planned to be completed 2nd week in May
  • Council apologises to local residents for the inconvenience as the closure is unavoidable and necessary to complete the upgrade project


Oaky Creek Bridge

Walsh River Bridge Upgrade – Springmount Road

Bridge now opened to all traffic

Council has received funding through the Roads to Regions (R2R) and Transport Infrastructure Development Scheme (TIDS) toward the reconstruction of the timber bridge on Springmount Road over the Walsh River.

This project is to renew an aged and structurally compromised single lane timber bridge with a one lane concrete bridge with a capable carrying capacity of 44t.

The initial works on the bridge will be to widen the existing abutments and piers to cater for the placement of the standard concrete deck units that will then be installed.  These works will be managed under traffic control.  It is only after this work is finished that the road will be closed to allow the removal of the existing timber bridge deck and that placement of the new concrete girders, bridge rails and deck wearing surface.

From the Contractors current program, the road is likely to be closed for 35 working days.  Those affected by the closure will be informed as soon Council has a firm date.

Construction is programmed to be completed before 30 June 2016.

Bridge Update

The upgrade of the existing timber bridge over the Walsh River on Springmount Road with a one lane concrete bridge with a capable carrying capacity of highway loadings has commenced.

Notice has been given under the Provisions of the Transport Operations (Road Use Management) Act 1995 that Springmount Road bridge over the Walsh River will be closed to all traffic from 8AM Monday, 14 March 2016.

Works are expected to result in the closure until Friday, 3 June 2016 inclusive.

Any inconvenience is regretted and the cooperation and patience of motorists will be appreciated. In the interest of public safety, please observe all traffic control warning devices.

During this period motorists are advised an alternative route is available via Chettle Road.

Enquiries with regard to this matter, can be directed to Council’s Infrastructure Services Administration on 07 4086 4757.

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Progress photos 7 April 2016

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Progress photos 16 May 2016

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Progress photos 20 May 2016

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Progress photos 6 June 2016

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Progress photos 14 June 2016

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Progress photos 16 June 2016

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Bridge update completed 4 July 2017

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