The council has replaced the timber on the Ten Mile Road bridge to the east of Deepwater. It’s one of many wooden bridges which often provide crucial links in the area.
The council said the renewal cost $105,000 as part of the $402,000 spent on timber bridges in the last financial year.
The council’s Director of Infrastructure, Keith Appleby, said that the old timber on the Ten Mile Road bridge would be sold “making for an environmentally sustainable and economically cost effective process”.
As well as the Ten Mile Road bridge, timber bridges along Camerons Road, Gulf Road, Raynors Road, Shannon Vale Road, Tent Hill Road and Waterloo Road have been repaired and the Bargens Road bridge repairs are currently underway.
The council said: “Like many bridges on unsealed roads in the more remote areas of the Local Government Area, people generally may not be familiar with the Ten Mile Road bridge, located near Shaws Road. However, those residing on properties to the east of the village of Deepwater would know it and appreciate its role in providing access.”