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Major bridge milestone spans old to new

Published: 18 December 2014

Major bridge milestone spans old to new
Cr Trevina Schwarz (left) with Cr Don Petersen watching the new deck units lowered into place.

Progress on constructing an upgraded Edward O'Neill Bridge transitioned from old to new with the landing of concrete deck spans replacing the previous wood structure that bridged Teviot Brook.

The last of 30 deck units across two spans were installed on Monday (15 December) via heavy-lift crane, marking a major milestone in construction, with the new concrete bridge profile now clearly visible.

Roads and Water Infrastructure Committee Chair, Cr Don Petersen (Division 4), said construction on the $2.8 million joint project between Logan City Council and Scenic Rim Regional Council was going well, despite recent wet weather.

"We are really pleased with the progress being made," he said.

"Wet weather may have delayed progress a little, however landing the new deck units is a significant milestone and we expect to see the completed bridge open to vehicles in mid-late February, weather and site conditions permitting."

Councillor Trevina Schwarz (Division 11) said the new bridge would be fantastic news for local residents, and help cater for new growth on both sides of Teviot Brook.

"Having a new two-lane bridge which is not load restricted will cater for growth in the area for many decades to come," she said.

"I'm delighted that both Councils have worked together to find a solution that meets the needs of our respective communities."