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Alan Wilke Bridge restoration

When ex-tropical cyclone Debbie passed over the Gold Coast in March 2017, the Alan Wilke Bridge was severely damaged.

The eastern approach to the Alan Wilke Bridge was destroyed, and flood water eroded the banks of the Albert River that join the bridge.

Reopening the bridge has been the top priority for our flood recovery team who fast-tracked works to open ahead of schedule.

The Alan Wilke Bridge on Stanmore Road reopened to traffic on Saturday 19 August 2017.

The bridge is open but works are continuing, so please take care when travelling through the area.

We know the bridge closure had a major impact on the community and we thank you for your patience.

Stanmore Road, Luscombe and Alan Wilke Bridge - open to all traffic

Latest news

Alan Wilke Bridge has reopened to traffic. View the media release.

  • The Alan Wilke Bridge on Stanmore Road has reopened to traffic two weeks ahead of schedule.
  • Construction near the bridge will continue for approximately eight weeks as final site works are completed. This work will not impact road traffic.
  • The works for the bridge were delivered at an estimated cost of $2 million.
  • Eligible works will be jointly funded by the Commonwealth and Queensland Governments under the Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (NDRRA).

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Bridge restoration works

Date Details
April 2017 Bridge closure and safety assessments
May 2017 Structural and engineering investigations
15 May 2017 Site establishment
17 May 2017 Earth works commence
June 2017 Structural repair design
Road pavement restoration works
June to August 2017 Bridge repair works
19 August 2017 Bridge opened to traffic at 12 noon
August to December 2017 Final site works will be completed
Saturday 23 December 2017 Causeway to open.

More information

For more information, please contact us directly.

Phone: 1300 GOLD COAST (1300 465 326)
Email: roadrecovery@goldcoast.qld.gov.au

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