The upgraded bridge on Veresdale Scrub School Road continues to honour the local Teese family, with the ‘Teese Bridge’ name to remain in place.
Now complete, the $1.7 million bridge replaces the former one-lane timber bridge with a two-lane concrete bridge, providing locals with a safer, more flood-resistant roadway.
The project was jointly funded by the Australian Government through the Bridges Renewal Program in partnership with the Logan City Council and Scenic Rim Regional Council.
Mr Buchholz said the Teese family was well known in local circles after generations of being involved in many sectors of the local agriculture industry, across Logan and the Scenic Rim.
“I am pleased to see the Teese family continue to be honoured in this way and the family provided with a piece of memorabilia, made from the old timber bridge,”
“It is great to see this upgraded piece of infrastructure complete, works commenced earlier this year and the bridge is now open for use.
“I want to congratulate McIlwain who delivered the works and thank them particularly for partnering with the local community. It was great to hear they utilised the local Veresdale Scrub hall and this supported the community group through a tough COVID-19 period.
“I also want to thank both Logan City and Scenic Rim Council’s for partnering with us to deliver this project,” Mr Buchholz said.
Mr Buchholz said in the electorate of Wright, $23.6 million was being invested under the Bridges Renewal Program
The Australian Government invested $700,000 in to upgrade Teese Bridge under Round Four of the Bridges Renewal Program. The Logan City Council and Scenic Rim Regional Council jointly contributed the remaining $999,155 to the project.