Building bridges in the community

Cr Matthew Bourke on the pedestrian bridge at John McGee Park, Seventeen Mile Rocks where the lord mayor has delivered $320 000 worth of flood recovery works. Photo: Inga Williams / The Satellite
Cr Matthew Bourke on the pedestrian bridge at John McGee Park, Seventeen Mile Rocks where the lord mayor has delivered $320 000 worth of flood recovery works. Photo: Inga Williams / The Satellite Inga Williams

BRISBANE City Council has crossed another bridge on its journey to flood recovery.

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk delivered $320,000 worth of flood recovery works this month to strengthen the pedestrian bridge at Counihan Rd, Seventeen Mile Rocks.

After floodwaters damaged the site in 2011, Jamboree Councillor Matthew Bourke said repairs were necessary to prevent further deterioration of the bridge.

"The repair work will also protect the adjacent bank from future erosion and ultimately ensure the safety of the local community," Cr Bourke said.

"Completing Counihan Bridge is an important milestone for flood recovery for the local area and for the residents who use the pedestrian bridge."

The bridge is now open to pedestrians and cyclists, after traffic controllers were in place throughout the duration of the works.

During the rebuild, Council also undertook plantings along the embankment to reduce erosion and improve biodiversity of the area.

Works to strengthen the pedestrian bridge and protect the long term stability of the bank began in August.

Topics:  flood 2011

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