A bridge built to increase hospital safety worth $42.9m will be opened to traffic in the Australian city of Mackay on 30 April.

The new Fursden Creek Bridge will cut the traffic in front of Mackay Base Hospital, resulting in safer access for emergency service vehicles and peaceful atmosphere for patients.

Further, the project includes construction of a 550 metre long bridge and has the provision for widening the bridge by 3.5 metres in the future for a pedestrian walkway.

Also, another $159.1m was invested in various other developments under the project.