Lockyer Creek Railway Bridge Open

Brisbane Valley Rail Trail users should check out the heritage-listed Lockyer Creek Railway Bridge between Lowood and Coominya.

Craig England, Queensland’s Department of Transport and Main Roads Manager for Rail Corridor Management, says the 130-year-old bridge was recently restored, including installing a new walkway to provide an all-weather crossing across the creek for trail users.

The project involved 8500 hours of labour to replace all timber components with 1200 metres of hardwood and restore the steel trusses with 840 litres of paint.

As well as an impressive landmark, the bridge now allows users to cruise across what was the steepest low level crossing on the rail trail.

Craig also noted “If you are looking for a smoother ride, the Moore to Toogoolawah section was completed last year – a collaborative effort between federal, state and local government – and contains the heritage-listed Yimbun Tunnel near Harlin.” The semi-elliptical, concrete-lined tunnel is 100m long and was constructed in 1910.

Lockyer Creek Bridge
Impressive timber rail trail bridges getting a new lease on life (Paul Heymans)

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