BRISBANE: Queensland’s most iconic bridges and one of the city’s busiest road ways is set to close this weekend for urgent repairs to fix water damage.
From 9:00pm tonight until 5:00am on Monday, Brisbane commuters will need to find an alternate route to cross Brisbane River as the Department of Transport and Main Roads closes the deck for repairs on the roadway.
Waterproofing crews will close the 78-year-old bridge for over 48 hours to make the necessary upgrade, in circumstances similar to that of the Sydney Harbour Bridge which underwent waterproofing a number of years ago.
With an expected 100,000 daily vehicles expected to be impacted by the closure, the Clem 7 tunnel will operate toll free for the weekend to allow motorists the ability to get around the city without carrying the burden of the cost.
Police and traffic controllers will be on site during construction to ensure the safety of commuters while only allowing walkers and bike traffic to continue to use the pedestrian areas of the bridge.