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$17.1 million Caboolture River Bridge upgrade calls for tenders

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Posted by Monica Gameng

The 90-year-old Caboolture River Bridge on Morayfield Road in Queensland will soon be seeing a much-needed upgrade. A media statement released recently states that tenders have been called for the project and the contract for this project will be awarded early 2016.

Joint Funding

According to the Minister for Main Roads and Road Safety, Mark Bailey, the Caboolture River Bridge upgrade was given a $17.1 million budget and it is a joint funding between the Palaszczuk Government and the Australian Government.

 “The Palaszczuk Government is investing $8.5 million to jointly fund this important infrastructure upgrade with the Australian Government under a 50/50 funding agreement.”

- Mark Bailey, Minster for Main Roads and Road Safety

Flooding on Morayfield Road near the Caboolture River Bridge in 2011. Image source: commons.wikimedia.org

Upgrade Works

Heavy rains and severe weather have always been a problem around the Caboolture River Bridge area due to flooding. To remedy this problem, the upgrade on the bridge and surrounding area will include the following:

  • Demolition of the existing bridge
  • Construction of a new southbound bridge across the river
  • Other associated roadworks

Benefits

The upgrade will not only provide better infrastructure for the local community surrounding the area, but it will also benefit the economy as it will improve freight efficiency as well as other related productivity gains according to Michael McCormack, Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister. There is also an estimated 51 direct jobs that will be created to support the delivery of the upgrades on the Caboolture River Bridge.

Once the upgrade has been completed, it will “provide a higher-standard, safer bridge for motorists, cyclists and pedestrians, as well as allowing load limits on the bridge to be removed” according to Mr. McCormack.

According to Pumicestone member, Rick Williams, the entire community will benefit from the Caboolture River Bridge upgrade as it will remedy the flooding that it experiences during heavy rains and severe weather. By flood-proofing the bridge, motorists don't have to use a different route every time it rains to avoid the flood around the Caboolture River Bridge.

Upgrade on the Caboolture River Bridge is estimated to be completed within a 12-month period. Tenders are open for pre-qualified contractors and the closing date for submitting applications will be on November 30, 2015. For more information about tenders for the Caboolture River Bridge upgrade, you can check here.

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Monica Gameng

Monica Gameng

As PlantMiner's Marketing Assistant since 2015, Monica is responsible for researching and sharing new and progressing projects within the construction and mining sectors in Australia. It's no surprise that Monica has her finger on the pulse of Australian major projects given she has produced more than 1000 posts. She truly is an industry expert. Monica's passion for educating and inspiring readers saw the PlantMiner blog recognised by Feedspot as one of the Best Australian Construction Blogs in 2018 and 2019. PlantMiner is Australia's largest online construction marketplace. Sign up as a vendor to find and engage with civil and commercial contractors across Australia. Alternatively, if you're looking for plant and equipment you can compare equipment and subcontractor quotes from vendors near you in just a few steps.