Burnett Highway—North Kariboe Creek Timber Bridge Replacement

We are replacing the existing timber bridge at North Kariboe Creek with a new concrete bridge.

The $7.2 million North Kariboe Creek Bridge Replacement project will replace the existing bridge, which is one of the few remaining timber structures on the Burnett Highway.

This project is part of an ongoing program of works to replace timber bridges in the Fitzroy District and plays an important role in unlocking the potential of the agricultural, mineral and resources industries that drive the Central Queensland economy.

The new North Kariboe Creek Bridge will be a concrete structure, constructed offline, adjacent to the existing bridge to enable travel on the Burnett Highway to continue with minimal interruption.

The new structure will reduce future maintenance requirements, ensure connectivity between regional communities and secure reliable supply chains.

The project will also improve the road user experience through increased road width, a safer driving environment and modern bridge barriers.


  • Improves safety
  • Improves flood immunity

Key features

  • Improved flood immunity and network reliability with fewer road closures
  • Increased safety by widening the width of the road and the bridge
  • Enhanced access for industry and regional communities
  • Reduced bridge maintenance requirements


This project is funded by the Queensland Government's State Road Network Upgrades.

Total investment
$7.2 million
Queensland Government
$7.2 million

Project map

Burnett Highway North Kariboe Creek Bridge Replacement map