Century-old Mt Lawley bridge to be replaced

09/11/2015 - 12:25

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The state government has awarded a $9.1 million contract to Queensland company BMD Constructions to replace a 105-year-old bridge in Mount Lawley.

Century-old Mt Lawley bridge to be replaced
The Third Avenue Bridge in Mount Lawley.

The state government has awarded a $9.1 million contract to Queensland company BMD Constructions to replace a 105-year-old bridge in Mount Lawley.

Transport Minister Dean Nalder said BMD would demolish and replace the old timber Third Avenue Bridge with a modern steel and concrete structure.

“Replacing this century-old bridge with a new, contemporary structure will not only ensure it meets current safety standards, but will improve traffic flow during peak periods,” Mr Nalder said.

The new 20-metre bridge will cater for a higher load capacity, with a second lane on the eastbound side to separate traffic turning left and right onto Whatley Crescent.

BMD will also realign the cycle and pedestrian path through a 30-metre underpass closer to Whatley Crescent, and build a new footpath across the bridge, linking Railway Parade and Whatley Crescent.

During construction, traffic will be detoured over the railway via the Caledonian Avenue level crossing and the new Seventh Avenue Bridge in Maylands, which was completed by a joint venture between Decmil Group and OHL in May.

The project will take eight months complete.

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