Footbridge at Maleny showgrounds upgraded
  • Tuesday 08 November 2016
Cr McKay with community members in Maleny

A new footbridge over Obi Obi Creek, connecting to Maleny Showgrounds, has replaced the old, heavily corroded bridge.

The new structure is a 2.4m wide single span concrete bridge with disability compliant approaches.

Division 5 Councillor Jenny McKay said council had completed the upgrade in two stages.

“The first stage of this renewal was completed in 2015 and included construction of both abutment structures and protection of the creek bank,” Cr McKay said.

“The second stage, which was completed this year, included new bridge decks, approach footpaths, handrails, relocation of trail signage and removal of the old steel and timber bridge.

“We have also relocated the Rotary Club sign that was over the old bridge, to recognise the club’s 1993 construction of the old bridge. I was pleased to join members of Rotary and other community members to mark completion of the new bridge.”