Bird Family Bridge officially opened

7 October 2015

The new Bird Family Bridge over the Coomera River at Guanaba is officially open to traffic.

Located on Guanaba Creek Road, the $8 million project boasts a 20 year flood immunity rating and provides for two-way traffic and improved pedestrian safety. 

The new infrastructure replaces a single-lane timber bridge, colloquially referred to as Bird’s Bridge, and is a direct outcome of the City’s Transport Strategy 2031.

Division 5 Councillor Tracey Gilmore said hinterland residents would benefit significantly from the new bridge, with the north eastern approach previously closed up to five times a year during flooding.

“The old bridge was in poor condition with fatigue and failure and requiring repair every few years at a substantial cost.

“It’s great to see much-needed projects like this come to completion and I know the local road users will really appreciate it,” she said.

“As we roll out our Transport Strategy initiatives, I look forward to seeing improved road infrastructure like this bridge.”

Cr Gilmore said the local community requested that the new bridge be named in recognition of the long standing history and association of the Bird family; a pioneering people who settled in the area in 1868 and still farm in Guanaba.

“Construction of the new bridge was made possible through land resumptions from two different members of the Bird family,” she said.

For more information, visit the City of Gold Coast Transport Strategy 2031.

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