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The new dual-lane bridge for vehicles crossing Brisbane River from Kholo and Mt Crosby will be built alongside the existing 96 year old single-lane weir bridge which will be converted into a pedestrian and cyclist pathway.

The multi-million-dollar project is embedded within the East Bank Flood Resilience Program – a program of work to improve flood resilience and connectivity within the growing area.

The construction is expected to begin in the coming months and be completed before the end of 2023, with the contract for the new bridge awarded to BMD Constructions.

Queensland Minister for Water, Glenn Butcher, said the new bridge would not only improve traffic flow but also provide greater flood resilience.

“The new bridge will be built almost three-metres higher than the existing bridge and is designed to better withstand flooding and recover from being inundated, should the unlikely event occur,” Mr Butcher said.

Seqwater Chief Executive Officer, Neil Brennan, said while the work moved ahead on building the new bridge, work was also progressing to repair and reopen the existing Mt Crosby Weir Bridge, which was significantly damaged during the extreme weather event in late-February 2022.

“Engineering assessments have been completed to assess the damage and we are now working to repair and reopen the bridge to traffic,” Mr Brennan said.

Mr Brennan said once the new bridge is built, the 96-year-old Mount Crosby Weir Bridge will be repurposed as a cycle and walkway to improve the local amenity and retain its historical significance. 

Mr Brennan thanked the motorists for their patience whilst the bridge undergoes construction. 

For more information on the East Bank Flood Resilience Program visit their website.

 

Image courtesy of Seqwater.

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