Have your say on new Bribie bridge

Published 5:00am 15 February 2024

Have your say on new Bribie bridge
Words by Nick Crockford

The first of three community information sessions on proposed concept designs of the new Bribie Island Bridge, is being held this weekend.

Members of the project team will be at Sylvan Beach Esplanade, Bellara, beside the current bridge, from 10am-2pm on Sunday February 18.

Visitors are welcome to drop by, check out the designs and talk to those working on the new bridge plans.

In the event of inclement weather, this session will switch to Bribie Island RSL, 99 Toorbul St, at the same times.

The second information session at the RSL on Thursday February 22, is in 30-minute sessions at 10am, 10.45am, 11.30am, 12.30pm, 1.15pm, 2pm and 2.45pm due to the size of the venue.

Residents and visitors need to register on Eventbrite (click here) or phone the project team 1800 783016 (Monday-Friday 8.30am-4.30pm) to book places at one of the sessions.

The same information will be available during each of the seven time slots.

Public session three will be on Sunday February 25, 10am-2pm at Bongaree Jetty. In poor weather, this will switch to Bribie Island Central Shopping Centre.

Community consultation on the design closes at 9am on Monday, March 11.

Concept plans for a second bridge to Bribie Island were unveiled late last month by Transport Minister Bart Mellish and State Member for Pumicestone Ali King.

Graphics showed the original 830m bridge, opened in 1963, will be retained with both lanes taking traffic off Bribie to Sandstone Point.

The new bridge, slightly to the north, will be four metres higher, with two wider lanes and shoulders for traffic going onto Bribie.

There will also be a separate “active transport” corridor for walkers, runners, cyclists and mobility scooters.

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