Granville Bridge, Maryborough

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Granville Bridge
Carries Motor vehicles
Crosses Mary River
Locale Maryborough, Queensland, Australia
Maintained by Department of Main Roads
Material Reinforced concrete
Construction end 1926

The Granville Bridge is a road bridge over the Mary River at Maryborough, Queensland, Australia.

The bridge, opened to traffic in 1926, was a second bridge in Maryborough.[1] It was named after a suburb of Granville located on the eastern bank of the Mary River. It is the only river crossing providing access between the town centre and Granville, and other places such as Poona, Maaroom and Boonooroo.

The bridge is a low level bridge designed for inundation, which was thought to be less likely to be damaged by floating debris during floods. Due to its construction it is often prone to flooding. Most recently during the January 2010 floods the bridge was covered by floodwaters for five days.[2]

Since the 1992 floods, when Granville was cut off twice, local residents have been petitioning Council to build a new high level bridge.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Maryborough". Centre for the Government of Queensland. Retrieved 4 March 2011. 
  2. ^ "Push for new bridge to Granville". Fraser Coast Chronicle. 19 January 2011. Retrieved 4 March 2011. 
  3. ^ "19 years, Granville waits on bridge". Fraser Coast Chronicle. 20 January 2011. Retrieved 4 March 2011. 

Coordinates: 25°32′36.43″S 152°42′52.03″E / 25.5434528°S 152.7144528°E / -25.5434528; 152.7144528