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Crash on the Boyne bridge

RESCUED: The man was flown to the Bundaberg hospital.
RESCUED: The man was flown to the Bundaberg hospital. Sarah Dionysius

THE North Burnett Regional Council deputy mayor Faye Whelan believes the Boyne River bridge should be replaced after a motorcycle crash took place this week.

A 59-year-old man crashed while riding a motorbike on the Boyne River bridge on Sunday morning. Police and ambulance services were called to the crash at 10am where the driver had been thrown off his vehicle, landing into the water.

The man was airlifted to Bundaberg Hospital by RACQ LifeFlight with injuries suffered to his abdomen. A spokesperson for Bundaberg Hospital said the driver was in a stable condition. The 59-year-old man is currently in a stable condition.

Deputy mayor Faye Whelan said it was a dangerous bridge and shouldn't be allowed to keep endangering lives.

"It's dangerous. It has in the past caused deaths and I think in this day and age I don't think the travelling community should have to traverse a dangerous structure,” she said.

"I believe in 2017 there should be a higher-level bridge in place with sides on it and not the tight cuttings.”

The council is continuing to lobby the State and Federal Government for funding in order to replace the bridge.

"I think it should be a priority of both government's to get some funding for a new structure,” Cr Whelan said.

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