Alan Wilke Bridge repairs fast-tracked

25 May 2017

Construction work has commenced to repair severe damage sustained to the Alan Wilke Bridge, due to ex-tropical Cyclone Debbie.

City of Gold Coast has prioritised the restoration of the bridge with a view to reopening it to traffic by late August 2017, dependent on weather.

Crews are onsite and earthworks are progressing, with surveyors and geotechnical engineers working to finalise the bridge design.  Commencing next week, waterlogged areas will be drained and structural work to repair bridge supports (abutments) will begin.

Mayor Tom Tate said the bridge restoration was part of a larger program of repair works to damaged city infrastructure underway.

“We sustained damage to over 100 pieces of infrastructure including roads, bridges, pontoons, revetment walls, stormwater drainage and we are working to clear more than 50 landslips.

“I’d like to thank all community members for their patience while we work to restore the Alan Wilke Bridge and other infrastructure across the city,” Mayor Tate said.

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