Bribie Island Bridge - Pedestrian underpass construction

Bribie Island Bridge

Council are undertaking urgent construction works to the pedestrian underpass at the eastern end of the Bribie Island Bridge. As a result of strong winds and high tides from Tropical Cyclone Oma (TC Oma) the retaining wall supporting the pedestrian underpass has collapsed. Due to the nature of works it is envisaged that the underpass will remain closed to the public for a period of up to 2 months. Currently the works are at design stage, with construction estimated to commence early April 2019.

Damage from TC Oma
Damage from TC Oma

Damaged section of pedestrian underpass as a result of TC Oma

Traffic control

Access to the underpass has been closed to all pedestrian traffic and traffic control enabling safe pedestrian travel has be engaged approximately 60 metres east of the existing underpass.

Traffic controllers will be on site to manage safe pedestrian movements from the hours of 5:00 AM to 10:00 PM, 7 days per week, while these restoration works are undertaken.

Project progress

Project updates relating to these works will be provided each Monday until construction commences at which point twice weekly updates will be provided.

Location

Bribie Island Bridge - Eastern side, Bribie Island Road, Bongaree 4511  View map

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Update 2 - 18 March 2019

Design plans for the restoration works have been finalised and provided to suitably qualified contractors as part of the contractor engagement stage. An evaluation of the contractor submissions will be undertaken within the next two weeks with construction commencement on schedule for 1 April 2019. 

Update 1 - 13 March 2019

Design works are well underway for the restoration of the collapsed retaining wall within the Pedestrian Underpass at the eastern end of the Bribie Island Bridge. It is expected full construction design plans will ready for release by Friday 15 March 2019. Council will commence engaging with appropriately qualified contractors as of Monday 18 March 2019 as planned.