Emu Creek Bridge replacement

We are delivering a new 9.2m wide reinforced concrete bridge to replace the existing timber bridge.

We are improving safety on this section of the New England Highway by replacing the existing timber bridge with a 9.2m wide structure of reinforced concrete. The new bridge will reduce the risk of crashes and disruption from ongoing maintenance.

The infrastructure upgrade will be of sufficient width and strength to provide capacity for B-Doubles, Performance Based Standards (PBS) and Higher Mass Limit (HML) vehicles. This will improve transport efficiency and reliability while supporting economic development in southern Queensland including Toowoomba and the Darling Downs.

Road users will experience minor disruptions during construction with the majority of works constructed off the New England Highway. There will be a reduced speed limit of 40km/h in place with some lane closures required. Traffic control signs will be erected to direct traffic through the works safely and with minimal delays.

Benefits

  • Improves safety
  • Improves network efficiency
  • Improves flood immunity
  • Contributes to regional growth
  • Reduces maintenance

Key features

  • New stronger and wider concrete bridge
  • Providing 9.2m wide reinforced concrete structure
  • Reduced risk of crashes
  • Reduced ongoing maintenance
  • Increased freight efficiency and productivity.