North Johnstone River bridge remediation

Queensland Rail is undertaking remediation works on the North Johnstone River rail bridge on the North Coast line, approximately one kilometre south of Daradgee.

The remediation works are necessary to provide safe, timely and adequate rail services between Townsville and Cairns.

Project update

The full program of works will take place in stages over a four-year period, weather and construction conditions permitting.

Stage 1 works commenced in mid-September 2015 and include surveying the rail corridor, undertaking civil improvements to existing access roads around the bridge on the northern and southern sides of the North Johnstone River, and engineering investigations on the structure. To enable project team access during investigations and throughout works, scaffolding will also be erected on the bridge.

The first program of bridge remediation works commenced in February 2016.

Queensland Rail will be working closely with Cassowary Coast Regional Council, adjacent residents and land owners to understand project impacts and minimise disruption during construction.

Keeping you informed

Queensland Rail is committed to keeping stakeholders and the community informed about its activity along the North Coast line corridor.

Residents and landowners will be given advance notification of periods of heightened activity, temporary access route or property restrictions, excessive noise or night works.

For more information about this project, phone 13 16 17 (between 8am and 5pm, Monday to Friday) or email


  • Fact Sheet - PDF  |  DOC
  • Works Notice 1 (Sep 2015) - PDF  |  DOC 
  • Works Notice 2 (Oct 2015) - PDF  |  DOC
  • Works Notice 3 (Dec 2015) - PDF  |  DOC
  • Works Notice 4 (Mar 2016) - PDF  |  DOC
  • Works Notice 5 (Nov 2016 - Feb 2017) - PDF | DOC