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 North Burnett Regional Council Awards Bon Accord Bridge Rehabilitation Contract to Timber Restoration Services, Commencing Late August 2023

North Burnett Regional Council is pleased to announce the preferred contractor for the Bon Accord Bridge Rehabilitation Contract is Timber Restoration Services Pty Ltd. This exciting development marks a significant step in our ongoing commitment to improving infrastructure and ensuring the safety and efficiency of our roadways for the benefit of our community.

After a rigorous selection process, Timber Restoration Services Pty Ltd, a renowned and reputable advanced timber construction company, has been chosen to undertake the rehabilitation and reinstatement of the Bon Accord Bridge. Their track record of successful infrastructure projects in the North Burnett Region and multiple other local government areas in South-East Queensland provides confidence to Council in their ability to deliver a successful outcome.

This crucial project aims to revitalise the bridge’s structural integrity, enhance its load-bearing capacity, and implement state-of-the-art, low maintenance timber technologies providing a 100- year design life. The project which is partly funded through the Queensland Reconstruction Authority uses sustainable technologies extensively used in overseas projects and more recently throughout Australia.

Scheduled to commence in late August 2023, the bridge rehabilitation project is programmed to be completed in mid-2024. Early works will include deconstruction of the exiting bridge deck, rehabilitation of existing concrete foundations, and the civil works for the approaches. To ensure a timely delivery of the project, a prefabricated, modular glue laminated timber superstructure will be manufactured off site and then delivered to site for installation in mid-2024. Tenders for the design of bridge approaches closed recently, with the construction of approach works being delivered concurrently with the bridge works.

The rehabilitation works are designed to address issues of wear and tear caused by natural factors such as flooding, ensuring that Bon Accord Bridge continues to serve as a pivotal transportation link within our region. To allow for the reuse of the existing substructure, to meet current design and loading requirements, and funding availability; the final solution remains as a single lane bridge.

We extend our appreciation to our residents for their patience and understanding during the bridge rehabilitation period. The collective effort and cooperation will ensure the successful completion of this project and lead to a safer and more prosperous community. Together, we look forward to witnessing the transformation of the bridge into a renewed landmark that reflects the resilience and progress of our region, and reinforcing the link to the timber industry in our region.

Bon Accord Bridge Rehabilitation Project and other Civil Works updates are available on our website