Centenary Bridge Upgrade

The Centenary Bridge Upgrade in Jindalee proposes a new 3-lane northbound bridge, rehabilitation of the existing bridges to 3 lanes southbound, plus opportunities for improved active transport.

This extra capacity would 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.

The Centenary Bridge carries more than 85,000 vehicles a day and current traffic modelling shows that by 2036, around 152,000 vehicles per day will want to cross the bridge.

Benefits

  • 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.

Funding

The Queensland Government has committed $132 million for design and construction. The Australian Government’s commitment of $112 million brings the total to $244 million. Investment ID 669801.

Total investment
$244 million
Australian Government
$112 million
Queensland Government
$132 million

Current status

Community consultation on the proposed design closed 19 September 2021. This feedback has now been collated and analysed for consideration, and to be incorporated into the design where possible. 

Centenary Bridge Upgrade proposed design as at October 2022

Image shows an updated concept project map for the Centenary Bridge Upgrade project as at July 2022.

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.