Caboolture – Bribie Island Road, Bribie Island Bridge, planning

The department has commenced a business case for a new bridge to Bribie Island, which will improve safety and reliability for all road users.

The existing Bribie Island bridge was constructed in 1963 and consists of 2 traffic lanes and a pedestrian pathway. It is the only road link between Bribie Island and the mainland.

While previous inspections confirmed the existing bridge is structurally safe and has been properly maintained, continued growth is increasing the demand for a new bridge.

The business case for a new bridge is part of the Queensland Government's strategy for progressive upgrades to provide 4 lanes along Caboolture-Bribie Island Road.

A study was undertaken in 2014 to identify a corridor for the new bridge and considered options to the north and south of the existing bridge.

Current planning will build on the previous study. Technical investigations and community consultation will help inform development of a concept design.

A detailed assessment of the existing bridge will be pivotal in determining its current condition and remaining life.

Funding for construction of the new bridge will be considered in future funding rounds against other transport infrastructure priorities across the state. 

 

Benefits

  • Improves safety
  • Reduces peak hour congestion
  • Better road access
  • Accessibility
  • Reduces travel time
  • Contributes to economy
  • Contributes to regional growth
  • Better active transport
  • Reduces maintenance
  • Improves network efficiency

Funding

Planning and preliminary design activities for this project are fully funded by the Queensland Government. Investment ID 1862714

Total investment
$4 million
Queensland Government
$4 million

Current status

In May 2022, we appointed a consultant to develop a business case that is expected to be completed in early 2024.

Project planning map

Project map of Caboolture – Bribie Island Road, Bribie Island Bridge, planning