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Gateway Bridge

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General Information

Beginning of works: 1980
Completion: 1986
Status: in use

Project Type

Structure: Box girder bridge
Haunched girder bridge
Function / usage: Motorway bridge / freeway bridge
Construction method: Balanced cantilever method
Material: Prestressed concrete bridge

Geographic Information & Related Structures

Location: Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
  • Brisbane River
Next to: Gateway Bridge (2010)
Coordinates: 27° 26' 40.92" S    153° 6' 3.60" E

Technical Information


main span 260 m
number of lanes 6
deck deck depth max. 15 m
deck width 21.93 m


superstructure prestressed concrete


On completion the main span was the world record (260m) for a prestressed concrete Free Cantilever Bridge. It held this record for over 15 years
The box girder is still the largest prestressed concrete, single box in the world , measuring 15m deep at the pier, with a box width of 12m and an overall deck width of 22m (6lanes).


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