William Walter Mason Bridge

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William Walter Mason Bridge
Coordinates 16°52′08″S 145°44′10″E / 16.8688°S 145.736°E / -16.8688; 145.736Coordinates: 16°52′08″S 145°44′10″E / 16.8688°S 145.736°E / -16.8688; 145.736
Carries Motor vehicles
Crosses Barron River
Locale Stratford, Queensland
Official name William Walter Mason Memorial Bridge
Other name(s) Barron River Bridge
Maintained by Department of Transport and Main Roads
Design Beam bridge
Material Prestressed concrete
Total length 176 metres (577 ft)
Clearance below 4.1 metres (13 ft)
Opened southbound bridge 16 December 1977 (1977-12-16), northbound bridge 1988
Replaces Farmers’ Bridge 1921-1929, Stratford Bridge 1934-1978[1]

The William Walter Mason Memorial Bridge (also known as Barron River Bridge[2]) is a road bridge over the Barron River on the Captain Cook Highway in Stratford, Queensland, Australia.

The first Barron River Bridge was built by John Holland Constructions in 1977. On 12 August 1978 it was named after William Walter Mason, the first settler who bought a land on the north side of the Barron River in 1882.

The first bridge was converted to the southbound traffic after the second northbound bridge was built in 1988 as part of the highway duplication project. Both bridges are known as the William Walter Mason Bridges.


  1. ^ "Stratford Heritage Trail" (PDF). Stratford Community Association. Retrieved 16 March 2011.
  2. ^ "Major Works Between Machans Beach Roundabout and Barron River Bridge". Department of Transport and Main Roads. Retrieved 16 March 2011.

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Coordinates: 16°52′07.8″S 145°44′09.83″E / 16.868833°S 145.7360639°E / -16.868833; 145.7360639