New bridge opens

South Burnett Times - - NEWS -

A NEW bridge was opened in Linville, just south of Black­butt, on Thurs­day, which will mean farm­ers will be able to trans­port heav­ier loads more di­rectly. Min­is­ter for Re­gional De­vel­op­ment Fiona Nash said the new Harry Carey bridge would be able to carry most com­mer­cial loads, en­sur­ing lo­cal farm­ers can get goods to mar­ket quickly. “Pre­vi­ously, lo­cal freight op­er­a­tors were load-limited by the sin­gle-lane tim­ber bridge,” Ms Nash said. “This up­grade has de­liv­ered an al­most 24m long, two-lane, con­crete bridge.” The new bridge cost $1.3 mil­lion, with funds from Som­er­set Re­gional Coun­cil and the Fed­eral Gov­ern­ment’s Na­tional Stronger Re­gions Fund and Bridge Re­newal Pro­gramme.

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