Flood-resilient bridge for Draper

Moreton Bay Regional Council has completed construction on the $5 million Bunya Road bridge project at Draper providing better access for local motorists and improved response times for emergency services in times of severe weather.

The 80m-long bridge was officially opened on Friday, February 23.

The new 10m-wide, two-lane structure replaces the previous one-way, low-level bridge and has been built at a higher level to minimise the impact of floodwaters cutting access to the causeway during times of heavy rainfall and storms. As part of the project almost half-a-kilometre of new roads have been built and the old crossing will be transformed into a pathway and upgraded to include new box culverts for native fish to navigate waters.

Fauna crossing infrastructure has also been installed underneath the bridge to provide safe passage for animals moving between the local environment.

This new bridge will provide a more accessible and flood-resilient emergency route for motorists, residents, SES staff and emergency services when severe weather hits.

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