Chardon Bridge delivers to the community
Published: 24 November 2017
An upgraded link between Cedar Creek and Wolffdene has been embraced by the local community.
The new Chardon Bridge was opened to traffic in early October after being re-built in a joint project between Logan City Council, City of Gold Coast and the Australian Government.
Logan City Council City Infrastructure Chairman, Cr Phil Pidgeon said the $3.2 million replacement of the former timber bridge in a seven month project had ensured the ongoing safety of motorists and other bridge users.
“The old bridge has been replaced with a new two-lane reinforced concrete bridge,” Cr Pidgeon said.
“As well as the bridge replacement, road pavement rehabilitation works were also undertaken on the approaches to the bridge and new road drainage, guard rails and signage were installed.
“The new bridge is approximately six metres higher than the previous structure to reduce flooding impacts during wet weather events with a two-metre wide pedestrian path on the north-eastern side of the bridge.”
Division 4 Councillor Laurie Koranski said the increased flood immunity would also assist the local community as it meant that they would not get cut off as often in adverse weather conditions.
“Earlier in the year, local residents invited me to a community meeting to discuss concerns they had with the proposed bridge,” Cr Koranski said.
“We took their suggestions on board and I am delighted to announce that the new bridge has a pedestrian walkway which extends under the bridge making access to Cedar Creek State School safer.
“Local families highlighted to me how much they enjoy access to the river so we added a walkway to make getting down to the river easier and safer from the school side of the bridge.
“I’d like to thank the community for their patience during construction and for their assistance in helping us get the best possible outcome for this project.”
The Chardon Bridge project was jointly funded by Logan City Council, City of Gold Coast and the Federal Government’s Bridges Renewal Programme.