MBRC: Repair works underway after TC Oma damages underpass

Tropical Cyclone Oma might have passed, but councils across South East Queensland are still cleaning up after strong winds and swell damaged coastlines and infrastructure.


In addition to remediation works along south facing beaches, Moreton Bay Regional Council is also repairing damage to a retaining wall which forms one side of the Bribie Bridge pedestrian underpass.


The swell whipped up by TC Oma, combined with high tides, undermined a four-metre section of the retaining wall and caused it to collapse on Friday, 22 February.


“Council officers and crews from Transport and Main Roads attended the site that same day and confirmed there was no structural damage caused to the Bribie Bridge,” Councillor for Division 1 Brooke Savige said.


“The damaged retaining wall has been shored-up and council is engaging both a structural engineer and contractor to complete repair works, which may take up to two months to complete.


“The pedestrian underpass will be closed-off while work is undertaken.


“Council has engaged a traffic management company to put traffic control measures in place to ensure all pedestrians can cross this area safely while the underpass is closed.


“We’re also asking pedestrians to plan ahead and use alternative routes, including the signalled crossing on Benabrow Avenue just up from the roundabout.”


For project updates, visit council’s website.

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