Laidley timber rail bridges replacement

Queensland Rail has undertaken a project to replace three timber rail bridges west of Laidley, on the Main line.

As part of this project, ageing timber bridges were replaced with steel and concrete structures to improve reliability, operational safety and efficiency of services on the rail corridor.

The rail height has been maintained at each location. Queensland Rail used Lockyer Valley Regional Council’s flood modelling data to assist with the design of the new Laidley bridges. The existing waterway openings under each bridge were maintained or increased.

Project update

Construction was scheduled to minimise disruption to passengers and rail freight. Stage one of works took place after hours, during a planned 48-hour track closure in June 2015. At this time the old bridges were removed and replaced with concrete structures. To complete the bridge replacements, similar around-the-clock works were undertaken during planned track closures over weekends in July and August 2015.

Queensland Rail's project team consulted with nearby residents and property owners to manage any potential construction impacts throughout the project. 

Replacement of all three Laidley timber rail bridges was completed in September 2015.

Queensland Rail would like to thank stakeholders and the local community for their cooperation during these important works.

Keeping you informed

Queensland Rail is committed to keeping stakeholders and the community informed about its timber bridge replacement works.

For more information, contact Queensland Rail’s customer feedback team on 13 16 17, 8am to 5pm Monday to Friday, or email


  • Fact Sheet (June 2015)   PDF  |  DOC
  • Works Notice (July 2015)  PDF  |  DOC