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

The Butcher Creek bridge has been replaced on 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 included the realignment of Burke Developmental Road to connect the new bridge to the existing road network. The old bridge 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 was fully funded by the Queensland Government. Investment ID 1649174

Total investment
$10.7 million
Queensland Government
$10.7 million

Current status

Construction started May 2021 and was completed late December 2021.  

Project map

Project map