May 12, 2021
Work to replace two footbridges in the old Nanango Shire will begin soon.
South Burnett Regional Council announced on Wednesday that work to replace the Taromeo pedestrian bridge in Blackbutt and the Pioneer Park bridge in Nanango would begin in mid-May.
Both jobs are expected to be completed by mid-June, weather permitting.
The wooden Taromeo Bridge will be demolished and replaced with a 2.5m x 12m steel bridge.
The work is being funded by the Federal Government’s Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program.
The Pioneer Park bridge will also be replaced with a steel structure.
This project is being funded through the State Government’s School Transport Infrastructure Program and Council’s 2020-21 Capital Upgrade Works program.
To provide a safe working environment for contractors and users, the work areas will be barricaded off during the projects.
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