Burnett Highway (Biloela – Mt Morgan), Callide Creek, strengthen and widen bridge

The Callide Creek Bridge on the Burnett Highway is wider and stronger to increase safety, reliability, and capacity.

Callide Creek Bridge was constructed in 1961. The concrete structure has been widened and strengthened to improve the functionality and safety.

This section of the Burnett Highway services the rural communities of Biloela, Jambin, Dakenba, Goovigen, Dixalea, and Dululu. It also acts as an important route for the agricultural, mineral, and resource industries.

This project will support the agricultural and freight industries by enabling increased freight connectivity across Central Queensland while ensuring a safer driving experience for all road users.

Benefits

  • Improves safety
  • Increases capacity
  • Improves network efficiency
  • Contributes to regional growth
  • Reduces maintenance
  • Contributes to economy

Key features

  • Improved structural integrity of the bridge.
  • Improved freight connectivity and access for higher mass limit (HML) vehicles.
  • Bridge is wider (6.6m to 9.2m).
  • Supports expected growth in freight traffic.
  • Limits additional closures and/or traffic restrictions.
     

Funding

The Queensland Government has invested funding through the State Road Network Upgrades – Priority Candidate. Investment ID 845250

Total investment
$3.9 million
Queensland Government
$3.9 million

Current status

Work on Callide Creek Bridge was completed in mid-August 2022.

Burnett Highway (Biloela - Mt Morgan), Callide Creek strength and widen bridge location map

Map showing the location of the Callide Creek bridge upgrade.