Replacement of Monduran Bridge

Poject Update:

November 2016

The project is progressing well.  Installation of culverts was programmed in consultation with Sun Water with regards to the release of irrigation water.  All 12 cells have been installed and the wings and headwalls are being poured.

October 2016

Eight weeks of frameworking and concreteing continues into the month of October to provide the base slabs for the large culverts, due to arrive on site in early November.

 

 

September 2016

During September 2016, excavation and base slab preparation is undertaken in four stages to allow diversion of river flow away from the works and to maintain flow at all times.

 

 

Demolition of the old timber bridge commenced in the last week of June 2016.

   

 

Project Overview:

Bundaberg Regional Council and the Australian and Queensland Governments support the economic and social future of the Monduran locality by funding the cost of this $3 Million bridge replacement under the Australian Government Bridges Renewal Program and the Queensland Government Transport Infrastructure Development Scheme

The existing timber bridge on Monduran Road was assessed to be suitable for a 15 tonne load rating.  Given the heavy industry requirements of this area, a temporary side track was constructed to accommodate heavy vehicles.  However, the timber structure sustained so much damage in the 2013 flood that Monduran Bridge had to be closed to all traffic.  The low level side track is susceptible to frequent flooding.

Tenders have been called for the demolition and removal of the existing timber bridge and construction of the replacement crossing  on Monduran Road.  The multi cell slab link culvert crossing will be constructed along the existing bridge alignment and will comprise of 12 spans of precast box culverts with concrete deck, fishway treatments and roadworks at the approach to the crossing.  Bridge specialists, Roadtek have been engaged to carry out this work.  Construction of the new crossing is expected to commence in July 2016.

The new concrete crossing will provide a 2 lane heavy load rated structure to accommodate the needs of local graziers, citrus farmers and sawmill whilst providing a higher flood immunity than the existing low level heavy vehicle bypass and previous timber bridge.

The Australian Government Bridge Renewal Funding Scheme and the Queensland Transport Infrastructure Development Scheme will each fund 50% of the project.

Please click on this link to read Council's media release.

   
   

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