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Bridge to the Future: Unveiling New Concept Designs for Bribie Island’s Iconic Connection

Bribie Island is on the brink of a transformative infrastructure development as the community is introduced to the concept plans for a new bridge. These designs showcase a vision for a modernised connection to the mainland, promising enhanced traffic flow, improved active transport pathways, and a resilient alternative in emergencies. As the Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) progresses with the business case for this pivotal project, part of broader upgrades to the Caboolture-Bribie Island Road, the community’s voice is now sought to refine and enrich these initial designs.

The proposed dual-bridge system includes a new structure dedicated to eastbound traffic, featuring two lanes accompanied by a spacious path for pedestrians and cyclists. This path is set to revolutionise active transport across the Pumicestone Passage, offering a safe and scenic route for residents and visitors alike. The existing bridge will continue to serve westbound vehicles, ensuring a seamless flow of traffic to and from the island. This strategic division aims to cater to both current and future transportation demands, balancing efficiency with ecological sensitivity.

Key components of the concept also encompass the widening of Caboolture-Bribie Island Road, the realignment of the Sylvan Beach Esplanade intersection for safer navigation, and the introduction of traffic signals at crucial junctions. These improvements are designed to streamline vehicular movement while accommodating safe pedestrian crossings, reflecting a holistic approach to transport and community wellbeing.

One of the standout features of the proposed design is its focus on environmental integration and safety. The inclusion of pelican perches along both bridges not only enhances the aesthetic appeal but also underlines a commitment to preserving the local wildlife. Moreover, the new bridge’s design emphasises resilience, with wider lanes and shoulders to ensure a reliable connection under any circumstances.

Community engagement is at the heart of this project, with TMR inviting residents to share their insights and preferences regarding the bridge’s design. Public consultations, including information sessions and online feedback opportunities, provide a platform for meaningful dialogue between the project team and the community. This inclusive process ensures that the final design not only meets technical and safety standards but also resonates with the community’s values and needs.

Transport and Main Roads Minister Bart Mellish and Member for Pumicestone Ali King have both expressed their enthusiasm for the project, highlighting its significance in fulfilling a long-standing community desire for a new bridge. The project not only promises to enhance access and safety but also to support the island’s growth and connectivity for generations to come.

As Bribie Island stands on the threshold of this exciting development, the community’s participation in shaping the bridge’s future is not only welcomed but vital. The vision for a bridge that not only connects lands but also people, aspirations, and nature itself is now unfolding, with every community member having a role to play in its realisation.

For more details on the project and to contribute your thoughts, visit the TMR consultation page at Your feedback is a bridge to a brighter, more connected Bribie Island.