A major upgrade to Boggy Creek Bridge in Bucca has now been completed after months of rain and flooding hampered construction efforts in the area.
The two-lane bridge, featuring concrete box culverts, has replaced a single-lane timber bridge, significantly improving safety for motorists.
Bundaberg Regional Council's Roads and Drainage portfolio spokesperson Cr Bill Trevor said the work finished this week and provided plenty of benefits.
“The main benefit is the transformation of an old, timber single-lane bridge which has been widened out to twin lanes, providing much better visibility and a safer route for travellers,” he said.
“This work was identified due to the deterioration of the timber bridge, which was no longer servicing the growing community, and the need to construct a structure that required much less maintenance.”
Cr Trevor said many hours of work went into the major project.
“This upgrade has been a bit of a challenge from the start,” he said.
“The area experienced 17 weeks of wet weather with flooding inundating the bridge numerous times.
“Crews were made up of a multi-skilled team who have worked extremely hard to complete the work in such difficult conditions.
“This new bridge is part of Council's commitment in enhancing road safety and catering to the growing needs of our community, now and into the future.”
The Boggy Creek Bridge upgrade was partly funded under the Bridges Renewal Program.