Burdekin River Bridge

Landmarks and Buildings

The Burdekin River Bridge is the district’s best known landmark. Locally known as the Silver Link, it is a road and rail bridge which also has a pedestrian walkway. The bridge makes an excellent subject for architectural photos or a great location for holiday snaps.

Taking 10 years to complete, the bridge was opened in 1957. It replaced a low level traffic bridge and a rail bridge. Remnants of the old rail bridge can be seen just downstream from the Burdekin River Bridge.

Visitors wanting to experience walking across the Burdekin River Bridge are asked to park near the Burdekin Diorama. This is on the southern side of the bridge. You can then walk along the pedestrian walkway onto the bridge. During the crushing (sugar cane harvesting season) this gives you a good view over the sugar cane bins in the holding yard of the Inkerman Sugar Mill.

For more detailed information on the Burdekin River Bridge, see the Burdekin Diorama, or call into the Gateway Visitor Information Centre in Home Hill.

Facilities

Family International Regional Tourist/Tourism Association/Organisation

Rates

Free Entry

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Completed in May 2016, the Hand Cane Cutter statues at the Home Hill Showgrounds are a must see on your visit to the Burdekin region. One hour south of Townsville, bring your camera!

Hand Cane Cutters

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The Gudjuda Reference Group commissioned the large carpet snake sculpture Gubulla Munda Dreaming (2004), which was painted by aboriginal artists and stands on a sacred site, along with several plaques and a memorial stone, in Plantation Park, Ayr, North Queensland.

Gubulla Munda

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Burdekin Bridge with vast landscape in background

Burdekin River Bridge

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Brightly coloured, The Painting of Life (1983), by renowned artist Mirka Mora, portrays in her unique style, some of the history and stories of the Burdekin area.

The Painting of Life by Mirka Mora

Ayr, Burdekin

Front of Burdekin Theatre lit up in lights on show night

Burdekin Theatre

Ayr, Burdekin

Ayr’s Anzac Park has a variety of playground equipment, is fully fenced and is a fantastic place to take the family. The all abilities playground allows children in wheelchairs to be included in the fun.

Anzac Park, Ayr

Ayr, Burdekin

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