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Beames Brook Bridge replacement

Overview:

The Australian and Queensland Government are replacing the Beames Brook Bridge as part of the Bridges Renewal Program.

Location:

27km south of Burketown, Burke Shire.

Benefits:

The structure will improve road safety by providing a 2-lane bridge, enabling better access for remote communities in the Gulf.

Funding:

$5.98 million jointly funded, 80% by the Australian Government and 20% by the Queensland Government.

Regions:
North Queensland Region

Project info

The Beames Brook Bridge is located on the Wills Developmental Road between Burketown and Gregory and is a key arterial connection for the Northern Australia road network.

The Bridges Renewal Program is funded on a 50:50 arrangement between the Australian and Queensland Government, with the federal contribution capped at $5 million per project.

The replacement of the Bridge will aim to:

  • improve road safety by providing a 2-lane structure
  • provide a fit-for-purpose bridge to provide access for remote communities and freight movements
  • limit disturbance within the road corridor, whilst respecting the native environment and cultural heritage. 

Construction of the Bridge took place from 8 August 2018 to November 2018 and is now completed and ready for use.

While construction was underway the communities of Burketown, Doomadgee and surrounds were invited to participate in the naming of the bridge, given its significance for the communities it connects.  

A local panel comprising of state and local government representatives, traditional owners’ community and project team members to finalise a ‘name’ from the community members’ suggestions.

The new bridge name will be unveiled at the bridge commissioning event scheduled for the first half of 2019. 

Contact details

Email: DCO_NorthWest@tmr.qld.gov.au
Phone: 07 4769 3208
Last updated
07 March 2019