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 recent inspections confirmed the existing bridge is structurally safe and has been properly maintained, continued growth in pedestrian, bike rider, commuter and freight traffic is increasing demand for a new bridge.

A study was undertaken in 2014 to identify a corridor for the new bridge that considered corridor options to the north and south of the existing bridge. It also considered factors such as:

  • potential impacts on property and services
  • geotechnical and environmental constraints
  • cohesion with existing infrastructure.

Current planning will build on the existing study, with community consultation to be undertaken in mid-2022 to help confirm a preferred option and enable early design activities to commence.

This project forms part of the Bribie Island Road Upgrade Strategy which outlines the Queensland Government's vision to upgrade the road.

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

The Queensland Government has committed funding to progress planning and preliminary design activities for a new Bribie Island bridge. 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 and expected to be complete in mid-2024.

Project planning map

Map showing location of Bribie Island bridge