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Dickabram Bridge rehabilitation works

Overview:

Works involve replacing some of the aged timber girders, decking, piles and other structural elements. The works will ensure the bridge remains structurally trafficable.

Location:

Dickabram Bridge on Miva Road, which crosses the Mary River at Miva, north-west of Gympie.

Completion:

The rehabilitation program is anticipated to extend into 2020. The existing funding allocation for the rehabilitation project, however, is due to be spent this year. If further funding is secured, the department will provide an update to the community regarding works beyond 2019. Multiple crews will continue to operate, where practical, to accelerate the works.

Supplier:

RoadTek.

Funding:

$8 million Queensland Government.

Regions:
North Coast and Wide Bay-Burnett Region - Wide Bay-Burnett District

Project info

The heritage-listed Dickabram Bridge, which crosses the Mary River at Miva, north-west of Gympie, is the oldest combined road and rail crossing left in Queensland. It is also the oldest surviving complete steel truss bridge in the state.

Works involve replacing some of the aged timber girders, decking, piles and other structural elements. The works will ensure the bridge remains structurally trafficable.

Due to the bridge's age and design, coupled with the complexity of the required rehabilitation works, the works cannot be competed without full bridge closures. Roadworkers will return to the Dickabram Bridge from around mid-March 2019, weather permitting.

Temporary propping will be installed first to support the structure before the rehabilitation works restart. These works will be completed under traffic to minimise disruption to motorists.

The bridge will now be closed to all vehicle traffic from Monday 29 April 2019 to mid-December 2019, weather permitting. Pedestrian access will remain available. Motorists will start to see a roadworker presence from around mid-March 2019.

The department remains conscious of the impact the closures have on the community and appreciate the local community's ongoing support.

It will be a long process however the department is committed to preserving an important part of history and ensuring the bridge continues to serve as a road link.

Community info

Information flyer

Contact details

Email: bundaberg.office@tmr.qld.gov.au
Phone: 1300 728 390*
Post Locked Bag 486, Bundaberg QLD 4670 
* Check with your service provider for call costs

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Dickabram Bridge

Dickabram Bridge

Dickabram Bridge

Last updated
31 July 2019