The Matthew Flinders Bridge to the Gladstone Marina will be closed to all traffic and pedestrians. Photo Allen Winter / The Observer
The Matthew Flinders Bridge to the Gladstone Marina will be closed to all traffic and pedestrians. Photo Allen Winter / The Observer Allen Winter

'Mechanical fault' behind delays at a Gladstone Bridge

MOTORISTS, cyclists, and pedestrians can expect lengthy delays over the next week as they try to access the Matthew Flinders Bridge, which spans Auckland Creek.

The bridge isn't lowering at an "acceptable lowering speed" because of a mechanical fault, Gladstone Regional Council said in a statement.

But council also said the fault wasn't at all connected to the recent bearing replacement works completed late last year.

While the bridge is being fixed, it's being lowered using a "manual override operation", which can cause a delay of up to 10 minutes.

Council said it has ordered the replacement parts, which will be installed as soon as possible.

The installation is expected to be finished in about a week. 

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