Gateway Bridge - QLD

  River Crossing

Position

DEG: -27.44467 153.100601
DMS: 27º 26' 40.81" S 153º 06' 2.16" E
UTM: 56 J 6964308mN 509942mE
Altitude: 0m

Description

Place Type

Infrastructure - River Crossing

Location

8.09kms East of Brisbane - Driving 13.4 km (18 mins)
734.17kms North of Sydney - Driving 924 km (10 hours 8 mins)

Address & Contact

Gateway Motorway
Doboy QLD 4174
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Information

The Gateway Bridge was developed as an additional crossing of the Brisbane River to cater for traffic growth well into the 21st century. The site identified was between Eagle Farm in the north and Queensport in the south.This location was chosen as it would service the industrial areas in the eastern section of the city, as well as Brisbane Airport and the port facilities at Fisherman Island. The Bridge would also form part of the city bypass for traffic destined for the Pacific and Bruce Highways.
Construction on the Gateway Bridge commenced on 5 June 1980.
The Bridge owes its distinctive shape to air traffic requirements restricting its height, and shipping needs for navigational clearance – providing a narrow envelope in which to construct a 1.5 kilometre bridge.
The Gateway Bridge stretches 1.63 kilometres across the Brisbane River with its main span 260 metres long and is 64.5 metres high.
On 11 January 1986, 100,000 people streamed onto Brisbane’s spectacular Gateway Bridge for the official opening and to walk over the Bridge for the first time.
The crowd stretched for two kilometres and enjoyed champagne breakfasts, hot air balloon and helicopter viewing rides, vintage cars, fashion parades, live entertainment and over 100 stalls on the Bridge.This historic event is the only time in its history that the entire Bridge has been closed to vehicle traffic.


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Brisbane Aero
Distance from Gateway Bridge 6.53km NE
 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Mean Max. °C29.028.927.926.023.521.220.821.824.225.426.728.1
Mean Min. °C21.221.119.416.312.810.59.09.612.715.718.220.0
Mean Rain mm141.3125.999.679.0107.269.027.940.532.979.095.5136.3

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