Mundubbera – Durong Road, John Peterson Bridge (Boyne River), replace bridge

The single-lane John Peterson Bridge has been replaced with a higher, safer, more flood-resistant 2-lane structure on an improved alignment.

Built in 1925, John Peterson Bridge crosses the Boyne River on Mundubbera–Durong Road, south west of Mundubbera.

The new bridge has been built to withstand a 1-in-100-year flood event. The new higher-level, wider concrete bridge is safer, more reliable, better suited to the vehicle types and volumes currently using it and will require less ongoing maintenance.

The new John Peterson Bridge has also been built on a safer and straighter alignment of Mundubbera-Durong Road.


  • Improves safety
  • Increases capacity
  • Improves network efficiency
  • Increases traffic flow
  • Improves flood immunity
  • Contributes to economy
  • Contributes to regional growth
  • Reduces maintenance

Key features

  • The replacement eight-span concrete bridge is located about 500m north-west of the former bridge on a straighter and safer alignment, shortening the route by about 700m.
  • Flood immunity has been improved to reduce the likelihood of flood related closures on Mundubbera – Durong Road.
  • The new wider bridge includes 2 lanes, meaning vehicles will no longer have to give way at the crossing.
  • Now that the project is complete, the posted speed limit on Mundubbera – Durong Road will be 100km/h.
  • Minor safety improvements have been completed at the Beeron Road and Hawkwood Road intersections. The Mundubbera – Durong Road approaches to Hawkwood Road and Beeron Road  include widened shoulders to improve safety for vehicles turning at these intersections.


This project was jointly funded by the Australian and Queensland governments. Investment ID 1490813 The Australian Government committed $20 million under the Roads of Strategic Importance (ROSI) initiative and the Queensland Government has committed $5 million.

Total investment
$25 million
Australian Government
$20 million
Queensland Government
$5 million

Current status

The new bridge was completed in June 2023 and is now open to traffic.

Mundubbera – Durong Road, John Peterson Bridge (Boyne River), replace bridge location map

Project map

  1. New Mundubbera – Duong Road alignment
  2. New high-level concrete bridge
  3. Existing Boyne River bridge to be removed