Centenary Bridge Upgrade

The Centenary Bridge Upgrade in Jindalee will increase capacity and improve safety on the Centenary Bridge by building a new 3-lane northbound bridge and rehabilitating the existing bridges to 3 lanes southbound including upgrades to active transport facilities.

This extra capacity will provide greater efficiency and travel-time reliability between Brisbane's CBD and the western suburbs, between local destinations, and along the entire Centenary Motorway.

The planning study for the Centenary Motorway Upgrade identified possible staged upgrades along the Centenary Motorway from Sumners Road, Darra, to Frederick Street, Toowong. These staged upgrades are aimed at meeting the region's future transport needs and include options focused on safety, improving travel-time reliability, and new active transport opportunities for pedestrians and people who ride bikes.


  • Improves safety
  • Increases capacity
  • Improves network efficiency
  • Increases traffic flow
  • Reduces peak hour congestion
  • Reduces travel time
  • Contributes to economy
  • Better active transport

Key features

  • A new 3-lane northbound bridge.
  • Remediation of the existing bridges to create 3 southbound lanes.
  • Upgraded active transport facilities for pedestrians and people who ride bikes, with improved connections to the Western Freeway Bikeway and local destinations, including retention of the Jindalee Skate Park.
  • Greater efficiency and travel-time reliability.


The Queensland Government has committed $159.25 million for design and construction. The Australian Government's commitment of $139.25 million brings the total to $298.5 million. Investment ID 669801.

Funding figures updated December 2023 to reflect increased Australian Government and Queensland Government contributions.

Total investment
$298.5 million
Australian Government
$139.25 million
Queensland Government
$159.25 million

Current status

The construction contract was awarded in December 2022 and works are underway.

Centenary Bridge Upgrade map

 Centenary Bridge project area map

Centenary Bridge Upgrade artist's impression

Centenary Bridge Jindalee artist impression Sept 2020

Centenary Bridge Upgrade

Flythrough aerial video depicting the planned changes for the Centenary Bridge Upgrade. Video starts by heading north on the Centenary Motorway and over the Centenary Bridge towards Kenmore, and highlights the new 3-lane northbound bridge and rehabilitated existing bridge to become a 3-lane southbound bridge. The video then swings around and shows heading south over the bridge. The rehabilitated southbound bridge includes active transport facilities, and links to Amazons Park. The video then shows a 5m wide active transport shared path connecting from the bridge, through Amazons Park and under the Centenary Bridge.