October 2, 2020
Transport and Main Roads have prepared plans for a replacement of the Running Creek Bridge at Woolooga, all it needs now is for the State Government to commit to funding it.
The old wooden bridge has been the site of several road crashes in recent years, including one in December last year which sparked a large bushfire nearby.
This fire badly damaged wooden pylons at one end of the bridge, collapsing a section of decking.
Gympie Regional Council then demolished the rest of the bridge and a temporary sidetrack was created.
Plans – which have been shown to nearby residents by TMR – show Brooweena-Woolooga Road realigned further to the north with a new, concrete bridge across Running Creek.
A new intersection, east of the bridge, would be created to retain a connection to Running Creek Road.
A petition is now circulating in the Woolooga region ahead of the State election pressing for the urgent replacement of the bridge.
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