Community & Business

24 March, 2022

Bridge deemed safe as new cracks appear

THE Barron River Bridge at Kuranda has been deemed safe after the Department of Transport and Main Roads concluded their inspection and testing of welds done last year.

The testing confirmed the bridge is safe with the current 50.5 tonne load limit and 60km/h speed limit in place. 

About 1000 locations were inspected by an underbridge inspection unit to see if the bridge was holding up after being re-opened to two lanes of traffic. 

While the majority of the inspected locations did not show fatigue cracks, new cracks have appeared at new locations.


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