Second bridge to Bribie first election promise

Bribie Island bridge. | Newsreel
A re-elected Queensland Labor Government would build a second bridge to Bribie Island. | Photo: Wirestock

With 116 days until the Queensland election, the Labor party has announced its first commitment, with a new bridge to Bribie Island.

Premier Steven Miles said a second bridge to the island, on the northern end of Moreton Bay, was a key element of delivering four lanes for traffic along the entire length of Caboolture–Bribie Island Rd.

Premier Miles said the proposed concept design would provide two eastbound traffic lanes and a dedicated active transport path for bike riders, pedestrians and mobility devices.

He said westbound traffic would use both lanes of the existing bridge.

“Population and traffic volumes have grown significantly since the existing bridge was built in 1963, and traffic volumes are expected to continue to grow into the future.”

Premier Miles said a business case for the new Bribie Island bridge was yet to be concluded, but the Labor party was committing to $700 million in new borrowings to help fund the project if elected at the October 26 election.