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-m long bridge and has the provision for widening the bridge by 3.5m in the future for a pedestrian walkway.

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