New bridge for Noah Ck by late 2019
A new bridge is on the way for Noah Creek on Cape Tribulation Road thanks to a $1.125 million grant from the federal government’s Building Better Regions Fund.
Douglas Shire Council will contribute $375,000 to the project, which will cost $1.5 mil- lion. Council aims to complete the new bridge by late 2019.
There have been repairs over the years, including a 2012 refurbishment on timber girders, repair of a timber girder with a steel splint in 2014 and further maintenance in 2017.
Council’s structural assessment in 2016 indicated the time for bridge renewal.
Mason’s Cafe owner Lawrence Mason said some locals believed the old bridge should be left in place and the new one located beside it, to ensure a crossing if the creek flooded while construction was under way.
“It’s critical that the by-pass is the old bridge and the new bridge is built beside it,” he said.
Noah Creek Bridge