Burdekin River Bridge
The Burdekin River Bridge is the district's best-known landmark. Locally known as the Silver Link, it is a road and rail bridge that also has a pedestrian walkway. The bridge makes an excellent subject for architectural photos or a great location for holiday snaps.
Taking ten 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 will need to exit the highway on the Ayr side heading South, find a park near the stairs and walk up to the bridge access from there. Walking across to the other side during the crushing (sugar cane harvesting season) gives you a good view of 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.