Burke Developmental Road (Cloncurry - Normanton), Butcher Creek, replace bridge

The Butcher Creek bridge is being replaced on the Burke Developmental Road.

The new 2-lane bridge will better support local traffic by improving safety, flood immunity and traffic flow on Burke Developmental Road. The project also includes realignment of Burke Developmental Road to connect the new bridge to the existing road network. The current bridge will remain open and will be decommissioned once the new bridge is operational.

This project is part of the Queensland Government’s COVID-19 economic recovery response.


  • Improves safety
  • Increases capacity
  • Improves network efficiency
  • Improves flood immunity
  • Better road access
  • Contributes to economy
  • Contributes to regional growth

Key features

  • Replace the existing bridge.
  • Realignment of bridge approaches to meet the new bridge.


This project is fully funded by the Queensland Government. Investment ID 1649174

Total investment
$10.7 million
Queensland Government
$10.7 million

Current status

Construction started in July 2021 with traffic management in place. Please visit QLDTraffic for up-to-date road conditions. 

Project map

Project map