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Bowen Road Bridge repair project


Repairs and strengthening on the concrete substructure of the Bowen Road bridge over the Ross River in Townsville.


Bowen Road, Rosslea.


Construction commenced in late August 2018 and is expected to be completed in late 2019 (weather permitting).


This upgrade will repair deteriorated sections under the bridge, ensuring its ongoing viability for all users.


RoadTek is delivering the project on behalf of the Department of Transport and Main Roads.


The $6.66 million project is funded by the Australian and Queensland Governments on a 50:50 basis, with contributions of $3.33 million each.

North Queensland Region

Project info

Since the bridge’s construction in 1952, some of the foundations of the bridge (piles and pile caps) have deteriorated. While the bridge is still structurally sound, if left untreated, this would eventually impact the operation of the bridge and access to vehicles would be restricted.

The Department of Transport and Main Roads is committed to ensuring this vital link between Townsville and its southern suburbs remains strong, safe and open for use by the many commuters who travel it daily.

The works will progress in stages underneath the bridge and will involve the construction of a wall around the section to be repaired. That section will then be drained of water and excavated to assess the damage before undertaking repairs.

A temporary load restriction will be in place during the works. Any vehicle over 13 tonnes must use an alternate route while the bridge repairs are undertaken (from August 2018 to mid-2019), with detour maps provided below.

Contact details

Phone: 1800 625 648

Community info

The project’s Customer and Stakeholder Management team is committed to listening to stakeholders and values all community feedback during the project’s planning and construction.

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Bowen Road Bridge repair project: map

Last updated
07 March 2019