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Kennedy Bridge to close for rehabilitation work

Kennedy Bridge plaque
The Kennedy Bridge is 122 years old. This memorial plaque was unveiled on 25 November 1899.

The Department of Transport and Main Roads is undertaking minor rehabilitation works on the heritage listed Kennedy Bridge.

A major rehabilitation of the bridge was completed in November 2014.

Periodic servicing and inspections have been undertaken since that time however there are certain components that require further work due to the aggressive salt water environment that the steel structure is exposed to.

These works will reduce ongoing maintenance costs and preserve the 122-year-old heritage listed structure.

Where possible, bridge closures have been scheduled over weekends and at night when traffic volumes are lower, to minimise traffic impacts as much as possible.

TMR advises that, unfortunately, it is impossible to complete the required bridge works without any closures.

A signed detour via local government roads will be in place to assist motorists with the changed conditions when the bridge is closed to traffic.

Temporary closures of the Kennedy Bridge will be in place between 8pm and 5am Sunday to Wednesday and between 9pm and 5am Thursday during the following periods, conditions permitting:

• Sunday 23 May 2021 – Wednesday 26 May 2021
• Monday 31 May 2021 – Thursday 3 June 2021
• Sunday 6 June 2021 – Thursday 10 June 2021
• Monday 14 June 2021 – Thursday 17 June 2021
• Sunday 20 June 2021 – Thursday 24 June 2021
• Monday 28 June 2021 – Thursday 1 July 2021
• Sunday 4 July 2021 – Thursday 8 July 2021

The program of maintenance is expected to continue until September 2021, conditions permitting. TMR will provide the community with an updated schedule of further programmed works at a later date.

TMR thanks the community for its ongoing patience and understanding while we undertake these important works.

For more information or to provide feedback about the works, phone 1300 728 390 during business hours or email bundaberg.office@tmr.qld.gov.au.

For up-to-date information on traffic disruptions, visit the QLDTraffic website at www.qldtraffic.qld.gov.au, call 13 19 40 or download the QLDTraffic app from the app store.

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