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Beames Brook Bridge replacement


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


27km south of Burketown, Burke Shire.


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


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

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 work is scheduled to take place from 8 August 2018 to November 2018. 

While construction is underway the communities of Burketown, Doomadgee and surrounds are 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 communities suggestions.

Contact details

Phone: 07 4769 3208
Last updated
30 October 2018