Location

Ayr, Queensland

Client

Department of Transport and Main Roads 

Sector

Transport

  • Bridges and structures

Duration

 2015 – 2016

Contract value

<$25 million

 

Yellow Gin Creek Bridge and Approaches

Fast facts

3,000 no.

daily vehicles as an essential transport link for freight services and tourists 

120 m

long, 10.4 m wide bridge constructed with five 24m spans

1.6km

of bridge approaches

About

Seymour Whyte was awarded the contract to construct the Yellow Gin Creek Bridge, replacing the existing floodway with a two-lane, two-way bridge and wider, higher road approaches. A key objective of the project will be to improve the flood immunity of this particular creek crossing to ultimately improve the reliability and productivity of the Bruce Highway – one of the nation’s most important transport links.

The project will involve replacing the existing low-level floodway crossing over Yellow Gin Creek with a new raised 10.4 metre wide by 120 metre long bridge constructed with 5 x 24 metre spans. The surrounding 1.6 kilometres of bridge approaches along the highway will also be upgraded while the road level will be raised by 3 metres.

To minimise traffic disruptions during the bridge construction phase, a temporary side track of the Bruce Highway (adjacent to the Northern Rail Line) will be built over the full extent of the works (about 1.7 kilometres) to allow Seymour Whyte to undertake the works with minimal interruption from through traffic on the Bruce Highway.

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