The Murwillumbah transport network has reached a significant milestone, with the opening of the $1.9 million Dunbible Creek Bridge.
Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development, Warren Truss, said the bridge received $950,000 as part of the Australian government's $300 million Bridges Renewal Programme.
“The old timber structure was susceptible to flood damage, could not carry heavier vehicles and was deteriorating rapidly,” Truss said.
“The four metre wide carriageways will improve the movement of traffic, while the cycleway and pedestrian facilities will improve community amenity.”
The new 47-metre dual-lane bridge was designed with a longevity of 100 years, providing extra safety for the region.
Mayor of Tweed Shire Council, Katie Milne, said she was delighted to see the bridge in all its glory.
“Residents of the area are well aware of how susceptible this bridge has been to flooding and its challenges in handling heavy vehicle traffic,” Milne said.
“The council funded 50 per cent of this project in partnership with the Australian government. I am delighted our nomination of this bridges renewal proposal was successful and will ensure local and interstate traffic moves more efficiently.”
The works form part of the Bridges Renewal Programme.
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