A new bridge is on the way for Noah Creek on Cape Tribulation Road thanks to a $1.125m grant from the Commonwealth Government’s Building Better Regions Fund Douglas Shire Council Mayor, Julia Leu, said today.
Council will contribute a further $375,000 to the bridge renewal project, which will cost $1.5m in total, Mayor Leu said.
“I am thrilled that our grant has been successful as Noah Creek Bridge is a vital transport link for our communities north of the Daintree River,” she said.
“Residents need the bridge to connect to services, jobs, education and economic opportunities, especially to support tourism in the Daintree area.
“The existing bridge is a four span, one lane timber girder bridge. Council has undertaken repairs over the years to ensure the bridge remained safe, including a 2012 refurbishment on timber girders, repair of a timber girder with a steel splint in 2014 and further maintenance in 2017.
“However, our structural assessment in 2016 indicated that the time for bridge renewal has come.
“The work will include a hydraulic assessment of the creek, structural assessment of existing piles and headstocks, design of new girders, deck and bitumen surface.
“This grant allows us to proceed to design and tender stages, with the aim of completing the new bridge by late 2019,” the Mayor said.
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Noah Creek Bridge