Running Creek Bridge was demolished by Council after it collapsed; it was replaced with a sidetrack (Photo: TMR)

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.

Plans for a realigned Brooweena-Woolooga Road and a new bridge have been circulating in the Woolooga community
The burnt-out vehicle beside the partially collapsed Running Creek Bridge last year
(Photo: Nanango Electorate Office)
Member for Nanango Deb Frecklington had been pressing for urgent upgrades to the bridge for years before last year’s crash (Photo: Nanango Electorate Office)

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