Centenary Motorway (Ellen Grove – Toowong), Centenary Bridge, duplicate bridge (known as the Centenary Bridge Upgrade)

The Centenary Bridge Upgrade in Jindalee proposes a new three-lane northbound bridge, rehabilitation of the existing bridges to three 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.

Community consultation is underway and closes 19 September 2021. To learn more, read the project newsletter and frequently asked questions or contact the team via email, phone or post.

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 three 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

Design is now complete. Community engagement is underway and closes 19 September 2021. Construction is expected to start in 2022.

Centenary Bridge Jindalee Upgrade proposed design as at August 2021

Project map

Centenary Bridge Jindalee Upgrade artist's impression

Centenary Bridge Jindalee artist impression Sept 2020

Centenary Motorway (Ellen Grove – Toowong), Centenary Bridge, duplicate bridge (known as the 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 5 metre wide active transport shared path connecting from the bridge, through Amazons Park and under the Centenary Bridge.