Douglas Shire Council has awarded NQ Civil Contractors the tender for the $1.8 million Noah Creek Bridge Renewal Project on Cape Tribulation Road.
Mayor Julia Leu said the renewal project would secure the longevity of the self-drive tourism market, grow small business and support residential land values in the area north of the Daintree River.
Noah Creek Bridge is located on the Cape Tribulation Road between Cape Tribulation and Thornton Beach and was built by the US Army Corp of Engineers during WWII.
The latest bridge inspections revealed the crossing is in poor condition with severe damage from cyclones and floods.
The final design and permits for the renewal project are expected to be finished by May next year.
Douglas Shire Council was successful in securing 75 per cent of the estimated cost under the Federal Government’s Building Better Regions Fund.