Bridging the Gap: New Boxs Road Bridge opens tomorrow
Another significant bridge replacement project has been completed in the Southern Downs region. Construction of the new Boxs Road Bridge at Tannymorel has been completed and the bridge will open to residents and road users on Friday, 4 August 2017.
Southern Downs Regional Council secured matched funding under the Federal Government’s Bridges Renewal Programme, to replace the old timber bridge with a new and improved concrete structure.
Following a tender process, Ozwide Bridge Rail and Civil Pty Ltd was engaged to undertake the design and construction of the replacement bridge along with associated road approaches and civil works, and the demolition of the timber bridge.
Southern Downs Portfolio Councillor for Transport and Infrastructure, Marika McNichol said the funding contribution meant that the new concrete structure would replace the old timber bridge which was load-limited.
“Ozwide has done a great job bringing this project in on time and on budget, and with a quality finish.
“For the Tannymorel residents and surrounding communities the new concrete Boxs Road Bridge will make a big difference to people's daily lives.
“This bridge is an important transport link for not only residents, but farmers and producers, and local businesses. This upgrade will improve both the road network and safety of road users, and allow better access to the community for emergency services.
“Council has worked hard to secure funding to replace a number of old timber bridges within our road network and undertake important bridge repairs,” added Cr McNichol.
“We will continue to lobby for improvements to ensure road users have safe and efficient travel to work, school and around our region,” she said.
Completion of the Boxs Road Bridge project follows the June 30 opening of the new concrete Connells Road Bridge at Bony Mountain, also jointly funded under the Federal Government’s Bridges Renewal Programme.
The new concrete Boxs Road bridge at Tannymorel opens for use by commuters on August 4.