$1.4m bridge upgrade finished
A $1.4 million strengthening project on the Lockyer Creek rail bridge in Gatton is now complete, improving the safety and reliability of the century-old structure.
Assistant Minister for Transport Glenn Butcher said the project created 16 jobs for local construction workers.
“Queensland Rail has recently completed a major steel strengthening project on the Lockyer Creek rail bridge to maintain its integrity and reliability,” Mr Butcher said.
“The works involved installing a new steel beam above Old College Road and replacing more than 3,500 bolts and connections to strengthen the bridge, which is more than 100 years old.
“This upgrade utilised local labour, machinery and resources, including truck and crane hire, to support local businesses.”
Mr Butcher said the bridge remained operational throughout the project, with work being completed during scheduled track closures to minimise impact.