Toogoolawah to benefit from two new flood-resistant bridges
A NEW pedestrian bridge in Toogoolawah will be opened today by Blair MP Shayne Neumann.
Mr Neumann will join Somerset Regional Council representatives to officially open the new Kropps Bridge and Toogoolawah Pedestrian Bridge which were built with joint Commonwealth, State and Council funding.
Mr Neumann said these new concrete flood resistant bridges are vital to ensuring that local infrastructure holds up to the harsh and extreme weather in the Somerset region.
"The new $1.1 million Kropps Bridge at Gregors Creek provides a vital road link for our community while the Toogoolawah Pedestrian Bridge pays tribute to Toogoolawah's history with references to the former Nestles Condensery Milk Factory, an important part of our community's story," Mr Neumann said.
"It took 16 weeks to replace the old timber Toogoolawah Pedestrian Bridge with a new concrete crossing for cyclists, pedestrians and horses that will last for generations to come.
"These two projects are some of the best examples of the infrastructure that can be delivered when all three levels of government put their hand in their pocket and support local communities.
"I encourage locals to join me and Somerset Regional Council in opening these new bridges."