The Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) is planning for a new bridge to Bribie Island and considering the future of the existing bridge.
A new bridge is part of the Queensland Government's strategy for progressive upgrades to provide 4 lanes along Caboolture-Bribie Island Road. TMR is currently developing a business case for the provision of a new bridge to Bribie Island to increase safety and traffic capacity across the Pumicestone Passage.
The planning for the business case will consider opportunities to retain the existing bridge and add a new 2-lane bridge with improved pedestrian and bike rider facilities. In this scenario, another 2-lane bridge would eventually be required to replace the existing bridge. An alternative is a new 4-lane bridge.
A range of technical investigations are being undertaken to inform the planning. The results of a detailed assessment of the existing bridge will be pivotal in determining its current condition, remaining life, maintenance and rehabilitation costs, and if continued use is a practical option.
TMR understands that pelicans are an important community feature in the Pumicestone Passage and TMR will work closely with wildlife specialists to ensure they are considered as part of the bridge investigations.
Funding for detailed design and construction will be considered for future funding rounds against competing transport infrastructure priorities across the state.
Have your say
TMR is seeking feedback to help inform planning in the development of a concept design.
Consultation will close at 9am on 27 February 2023.