Murphys Creek Road, Rocky Creek Bridge, replace bridge

Rocky Creek Bridge was replaced to improve safety, traffic flow, flood immunity and efficiency.

The old Rocky Creek Bridge was originally built in 1928.

The new 2 lane concrete bridge better supports local traffic by improving safety, flood immunity and traffic flow on Murphys Creek Road.

The project included realigning Murphys Creek Road to connect the new bridge to the existing road network. The old bridge was demolished after the new bridge was opened to traffic. 

More than 100 native ground cover plants, shrubs and trees are being established on the banks of Rocky Creek including Lomandra, wattle, bottlebrush, blue gum, Moreton Bay ash and river she-oak to replace the vegetation removed for construction. 


  • Improves safety
  • Contributes to economy
  • Contributes to regional growth
  • Reduces maintenance
  • Increases capacity
  • Improves network efficiency
  • Increases traffic flow
  • Improves flood immunity

Key features

  • Construction of a new concrete 2 lane bridge.
  • Traffic no longer has to stop and give way.
  • Realignment of Murphys Creek Road improved the lines of sight on the approaches to the bridge.
  • The new bridge was built before the old bridge was decommissioned.


This project was fully funded by the Queensland Government through the State Road Network Upgrade. Investment ID 1650037

Total investment
$11 million
Queensland Government
$11 million

Current status

Construction was completed in October 2022. 

Project location map

Murphys Creek Road ROcky Creek Bridge replacement project location map. 

Project update

During pre-construction, historic sandstone kerbing and channelling (stone pitching) was found next to the old bridge.

The sandstone kerbing and channelling was part of the original Rocky Creek Bridge constructed by the department (the Main Roads Board at the time) in 1928. It was arranged to help minimise erosion and direct water from Murphys Creek Road into Rocky Creek.

To conserve the historic sandstone in the local community, it has been relocated to the Postmans Ridge Pioneer Memorial Hall and arranged to reflect the original shape of the kerbing and channelling.

The historic sandstone kerbing and channelling associated with the original Rocky Creek Bridge

overview of road showing cobblestone on either side.

Image looking southwest on Murphys Creek Road. This image shows the excavated kerbing and channelling located on the northeast and southeast sides of the road (Sher Mitchell, 2021)