A bridge replacement near Mossman in Far North Queensland has finished just in time for the 2023 sugarcane crush season – a welcome boost for heavy vehicle operators.
Warners Bridge, which passes over Cassowary Creek, south-east of the township, now has an increased 44 tonne load limit which can handle heavy vehicles such as sugarcane harvesters and tractors.
The previous single lane, timber bridge will remain open for passage by sugarcane trains.
Jointly funded by the Australian Government’s Bridge Renewal Program (BRP) and Douglas Shire Council, the $1.25m project is the second to have recently receive an upgrade, with the new Anich’s Bridge opening last year.
The Australian Government is encouraging state, territory and local governments to apply for funding from the BRP with applications open all year round.