News

Restrictions to damaged Nagoorin bridge for heavy vehicles

NAGOORIN'S Norton Road Bridge is closed to vehicles exceeding 4.5 tonnes, meaning access is restricted to light passenger vehicles travelling at 20km/h. 

Gladstone Regional Council engineering services portfolio spokesperson Councillor Rick Hansen said the restrictions had been imposed following further inspection of the damaged bridge this week.

After January's flooding the river bed was significantly eroded and the structure sustained undermining of both piers exposing part of the ground anchoring system.

"Inspections have revealed that continual rainfall in the area has further undermined the bridge abutment," Cr Hansen said.

"Further assessment will be undertaken as the Boyne River level recedes and remediation works will start as soon as the water level drops and slows.

"Protective treatments will be a priority as the river recedes with these works possibly requiring bridge closure.

"As a key linkage for the Boyne Valley community to the wider Gladstone region it is vital these work, although inconvenient occur. 

"Speed and load limitations may be necessary for several months until permanent bridge repairs can be made."

Cr Hansen said investigation into the pier undermining could take several months, particularly if the river remained at current levels.

Residents are reminded that jumping or diving from the bridge is strictly prohibited.

In addition to the normal underwater hazards, temporary repairs will involve placement of rock protection underwater around the undermined piers.

Topics:  gladstone floods, heavy vehicles, nagoorin


Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Central Queensland entrepreneur invents peck-proof helmet

MAGPIE PROOF: Mike from Swoopaway with kids from the Blackwater PCYC.

Local cyclist solving the swooping problem.

Wander through new walking tracks

Explore the Rifle Range Reserve in Emerald.

New walking tracks open in the Rifle Range Reserve in Emerald

New CEO passionate about agricultural education

STEPPING UP: Queensland Agricultural Training College's new CEO Mark Tobin with Queensland Agricultural Minister Leanne Donaldson.

Mark Tobin excited for new role.

Latest deals and offers

Achieving to the Max

Principal Max Martin has been named as one of the eight recipients of this year's Queensland's Spirit of Catholic Education Awards.

Central Queensland entrepreneur invents peck-proof helmet

MAGPIE PROOF: Mike from Swoopaway with kids from the Blackwater PCYC.

Local cyclist solving the swooping problem.

Wander through new walking tracks

Explore the Rifle Range Reserve in Emerald.

New walking tracks open in the Rifle Range Reserve in Emerald

New CEO passionate about agricultural education

STEPPING UP: Queensland Agricultural Training College's new CEO Mark Tobin with Queensland Agricultural Minister Leanne Donaldson.

Mark Tobin excited for new role.

Alpha butcher snags Sausage King accolade

Dean Maloney is the sausage king in Alpha.

Alpha's Dean Maloney snags silver at the Qld Sausage King awards

Thy Art Is Murder are killing it

See Thy Art is Murder on their killer tour happening right now. Photo Contributed

We talk with Thy Art is Murder about touring, babies, and new music

Date announced for Prince tribute concert

A Prince tribute concert will take place later this year

Matt Damon is taking a break from acting

Matt Damon is taking a break to spend time with his family

Police foiled terrifying 1m plot to kidnap Katie Price

Police foiled a £1 million plot to kidnap Katie Price and her family

Kristen Bell's baby confession

Kristen Bell once pretended to be asleep when her baby woke up early

Babylon 5's Jerry Doyle has died

Jerry Doyle has died from unknown causes at the age of 60

You can own this Queensland town for just $1

Yelarbon

Unprecedented auction of town's business centre with no reserve

Work starts on $15M Caloundra apartment building

Turning the first sod at the Aqua View Apartments site in Kings Beach are (from left) husband-and-wife developers Alex Yuan and Stella Sun with construction company Tomkins director Mike Tomkins and Councillor Tim Dwyer.

Developers excited about addition to Kings Beach skyline

72-year-old Coast developer set to start new project

GREEN LIGHT: The Cosmopolitan has been approved for development at Cotton Tree.

Meet the Canberran set to deliver another chapter for Coast suburb

Plans revealed for 1500-lot 'master-planned community'

Precinct will be bounded by Boundary St and Shoesmith Rd

Ecco Ripley sales run sparks prime release

MOVING IN: Sekisui House has announced the release of more residential blocks at Ecco Ripley.

Sekisui House is preparing to unveil more land at Ecco Ripley

The climb is slow but property on the way up

Michael Matusik, director of Matusik Property Insights.Photo Allan Reinikka / The Morning Bulletin

The improvement would be mild when compared to past cycles