BUNDABERG Mayor Mal Forman has confirmed that there had been a significant washout on a northern road approach to the Tallon Bridge.

The image has been doing the rounds on social media websites with much uncertainty over whether the image was genuine or not.

However, the mayor has confirmed the photos are real.

A photo has now started circulating on social media showing the damage to the bridge.

Responsibility for the repairs lies with Department of Transport and Main Roads.

A Main Roads spokesperson said the importance of the Tallon Bridge as a transport link was appreciated by the Department and the damage would be fully assessed once flood waters subsided.