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Chardon Bridge to be Replaced

1 February 2016

Don welcomes funding for Chardon Bridge

Council welcomes the announcement of $1.6 million in federal funding to assist with the replacement of the Chardon Bridge at Cedar Creek.

As Roads and Water Infrastructure Committee Chairperson and Division 4 Councillor, I am ecstatic that one of our problem bridges will finally be replaced.

The one-lane timber bridge is located on the boundary of Logan and Gold Coast cities. The current timber bridge has a 20-tonne load limit and we’ll replace it with a new high-strength concrete, two lane bridge that will serve well into the future.

Both councils will provide $800,000 towards the $3.2 million project, which is expected to start in 2017, and the federal government will provide the other half.

Logan City Council will manage the design and construction on behalf of both councils, given our previous experience in managing the replacement of the Edward O’Neill Bridge at Undullah and the current Darcy Edmunds Bridge replacement project at Jimboomba.

Chardon Bridge Rd is important in ensuring the local communities and local businesses have easy access to essential services, traffic movement and the efficient transportation of road freight.

This jointly-funded project will result in a much safer bridge for motorists in the area and will allow a safer access to the Cedar Creek School and Hall for Logan residents.

For more information about the funding, visit www.infrastructure.gov.au/bridges