Gympie Arterial Road and Murphy Road intersection, Downfall Creek Bridge, planning

Around 67,000 vehicles travel each day between the northern suburbs and inner Brisbane, crossing Downfall Creek Bridge on Gympie Arterial Road at Chermside.

Planning is underway to upgrade Downfall Creek Bridge structures, some of which date back to 1927.The upgrade will improve the reliability of the transport network, safety for all users and traffic flow along this section of road, including the adjacent Gympie Arterial Road and Murphy Road intersection.

The department is undertaking planning to upgrade the Downfall Creek Bridge and the intersection of Gympie Arterial Road with Murphy Road.


  • Improves safety
  • Increases capacity
  • Improves network efficiency
  • Increases traffic flow
  • Reduces peak hour congestion
  • Reduces interchange queuing
  • Improves flood immunity
  • Accessibility
  • Reduces travel time
  • Contributes to regional growth
  • Better active transport
  • Improves ride quality


This project is fully funded by the Queensland Government. Investment ID 2152631

Total investment
Queensland Government

Current status

Planning started in early 2022.