Council will close off public access to Aranbanga Bridge and Scrubby Creek Bridge No 1 until further notice. Photo/NBRC.
Council will close off public access to Aranbanga Bridge and Scrubby Creek Bridge No 1 until further notice. Photo/NBRC.

Safety concerns shut down public access to Gayndah bridges

As part of the North Burnett Regional Council’s regular inspection program, two bridges located in Gayndah have been deemed unsafe for motorists and will be closed until further notice.

Yesterday’s findings (February 23) will see Aranbanga Bridge, located on Wigton Road, and Scrubby Creek Bridge No 1, located on Binjour Branch Creek Road closed off to public use.

Aranbanga Bridge has been closed down immediately due to failed headstocks, which help to disperse the load of traffic across the piers of the bridge.

Scrubby Creek Bridge No 1 and Aranbanga Bridge will be closed to the public once sidetracks are in place. Photo/NBRC.
Scrubby Creek Bridge No 1 and Aranbanga Bridge will be closed to the public once sidetracks are in place. Photo/NBRC.

An inspection of Scrubby Creek Bridge No 1 uncovered structural damage, resulting in the immediate closure of the bridge.

Both bridges will be closed until further notice once sidetracks are constructed on site. The council have advised motorists to follow the direction of any signage or work crews in the area.

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