The Transport and Main Roads department is planning how to repair scouring to part of the Lamington Bridge on the Tinana side.
The Transport and Main Roads department is planning how to repair scouring to part of the Lamington Bridge on the Tinana side. Valerie Horton

Lamington Bridge scouring to be fixed next year

THE State Government is planning how to repair the damaged bank of the Mary River underneath Maryborough's heritage-listed Lamington Bridge.

The work is part of a series of flood repairs following the 2013 floods, where the bridge was submerged by floodwaters twice.

A Transport and Main Roads representative said the department was planning how to repair scouring to part of the structure on the Tinana side.

"The bridge design and construction is expected to be undertaken later next year, weather permitting."

The representative said the work, to be undertaken next year, would also restore the embankment beneath both the road and the pedestrian section of the bridge.

It will be the third time since 2011 the Lamington Bridge has had to be repaired following floods.

Railings were washed away in both 2011 and 2013 and replacements had to be specially made to fit the heritage requirements.

The bridge was one of the earliest concrete bridges in Australia.

Flood repair works are also under way on the Maryborough-Hervey Bay Rd.

Visit 131940.qld.gov.au for the latest updates on roadwork delays.