Bum Bum Creek

$10m Bum Bum Creek Bridge Completion & Official Opening

Member for Nanango, Deb Frecklington, says motorists travelling on the New England Highway north of Toowoomba are now benefiting from extra safety thanks to the completion of a new $10 million concrete bridge at Bum Bum Creek.
 
“Safety has been improved for more than 1000 motorists who use this section of the highway daily and has increased the standards of the road network in the region,” Mrs Frecklington said. “The new two-lane concrete bridge is located 25km north of Crows Nest and provides improved economic efficiency and effectiveness for the region.
 
“Replacing the old timber bridge, the new bridge is positioned on a straighter alignment for improved safety.The bridge includes two 3.5m lanes and two 1m shoulders.”
Bum Bum Creek Bridge Map
Mrs Frecklington said the bridge building included the road realignment, 1250m of pavement works, linemarking and traffic installation. “By keeping the old timber bridge in use during the building phase, we were able to minimise disruption to the local community and motorists as much as possible,” Mrs Frecklington said.
 
“The old bridge will be demolished at a later date and materials will be re-used as much as possible on other important projects. We thank the public for their patience during the building of this important project.”
 
Building commenced at the worksite in October last year with work undertaken by FK Gardner & Sons, The new Bum Bum Creek Bridge will be officially commissioned in a plaque unveiling event at the Bridge on Thursday 10th July at 9am.
Submitted by:

Belinda Pennell
Electorate Officer for
Deb Frecklington MP – Member for Nanango
T: 07 4162 1381    Freecall: 1800 816 261     Fax: 4162 4774

 

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