Bruce Highway Saltwater Creek Bridge upgrade

The Bruce Highway – Saltwater Creek Bridge Upgrade includes 2 new bridges at Saltwater Creek and Deadmans Gully crossings. To improve flood immunity existing floodway sections north of Saltwater Creek, between Maryborough and Torbanlea, will be upgraded.



  • Improves flood immunity
  • Improves safety

Key features

  • Construct a new bridge over Saltwater Creek and Deadman's Gully
  • Upgrade 4 existing floodways between Maryborough and Torbanlea


Total investment
$103 million
Australian Government
$82.4 million
Queensland Government
$20.6 million

Current status

Construction is expected to commence by mid-2021 and be completed by late 2023, weather permitting.