Some TLC for Lamington Bridge

AGEING gracefully takes regular maintenence so some TLC is about to be bestowed on Maryborough's heritage-listed Lamington Bridge.

The bridge spans the Mary River at Tinana.

Named after the former Queensland Governor Lord Lamington, it was one of the first concrete bridges to be built in Queensland.

The Lamington Bridge was opened in 1896 and replaced a timber bridge that was destroyed in the 1893 floods.

The Department of Transport and Main Roads will undertake maintenence of the bridge next week and there will be slight disruptions to traffic.

A department spokesman said the work was part of the department's bridge inspection program. The inspection will take three days and is planned to be done during night hours, from Tuesday October 5 to Thursday October 7.

Main Roads workers will be on-site between 7.30pm and 6am on those nights.

“During this time the bridge will be reduced to one lane,” the spokesman said.

“Pedestrian access will still be available.”

A sign advising motorists of the changed traffic conditions has already been installed on Gympie Road at Tinana.

Drivers are being asked to take extra care and be patient during the inspection period.

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