New bridge de­stroyed by flood­ing

Tablelands Advertiser - - NEWS - Bron­wyn Wheatcroft

FLAGGY Creek Bridge on Mona Mona Road was dis­troyed in re­cent rain af­ter it was re­placed late last year.

A Ma­reeba Shire Coun­cil spokesman said the bridge near Ku­randa was re­cently dam­aged by flood water and de­bris, ef­fec­tively clos­ing Mona Mona Road at the Flaggy Creek Bridge last month.

“Ac­ces­si­bil­ity to the bridge was re­stricted by flood wa­ters and once pos­si­ble, coun­cil be­gan re­mov­ing de­bris and what was left of the bridge this week,” he said.

“Coun­cil hopes to pro­vide tem­po­rary ac­cess, how­ever it will de­pend on the find­ings fol­low­ing an en­gi­neer­ing as­sess­ment.

“The bridge will be re­placed when ap­proval is re­ceived from the Queens­land Re­con­struc­tion Au­thor­ity.”

The orig­i­nal bridge was near­ing the end of its life be­fore it was re­stored in Septem­ber last year.

Flaggy Creek Bridge on Mona Mona Road (above and below) was dam­aged in re­cent flood wa­ter.

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