Road Photos & Information: Queensland
  Pacific Motorway, Gateway Motorway & Bruce Highway (M1 / A1) - Former Alignment: Rochedale to Brisbane River

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Gateway Motorway:

The Gateway Motorway passes through Brisbane's eastern suburbs, and services mostly residential and industrial areas, both north and south of the Brisbane River. It provides access to ports and the airport.

The Gateway Motorway features dual bridges over the Brisbane River, once known as the Gateway Bridges, but now named Sir Leo Hielscher Bridges, named after an Australian senior public servant and administrator. The bridges operate under an electronic tolling system where motorists pay via a transponder or temporary online account.

The bridges have a number of interesting features including: 2

At the time of its completion, the bridge boasted a number of Australian and world class achievements, including:

History:

Gateway Motorway:

This page concentrates on photos of the former alignment between Rochedale and Brisbane River

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Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign on Gateway Bridge (M1) as it crosses Brisbane River approaching Lytton Rd (SR24) at Murrarie, August 2009.

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Gateway Bridge:
Gateway Bridge (M1) as it crosses Brisbane River at Murrarie, March 2006.

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Toll Plaza:
Toll plaza at the southern end of Gateway Bridge at Murrarie, March 2006.

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Toll Plaza:
Toll plaza at the southern end of Gateway Bridge at Murrarie, March 2006.

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Freeway Green Sign:
Freeway green AD sign on the Lytton Rd (SR24) overpass at Murrarie, March 2006.

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Port Of Brisbane Motorway:
Gateway Mwy (M1) as it passes under Port of Brisbane Mwy (SR42) at Murrarie, March 2006.

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Freeway Green Advance Directional Sign:
Freeway green AD sign approaching Wynnum Rd (SR23), Murrarie, March 2006.

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Supplemental Advance Directional Sign:
Supplemental AD sign approaching Wynnum Rd (SR23), Tingalpa, March 2006.

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Reassurance Directional Sign:
Distance sign at Tingalpa, March 2006.

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Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign at Belmont approaching Old Cleveland Rd (SR22) interchange, March 2009. Click here for a photo of this location by Paul Rands featuring a freeway green sign from March 2006.

Image © Rob Tilley

Supplemental Advance Directional Sign:
Supplemental AD sign at Belmont approaching Old Cleveland Rd (SR22) interchange, March 2009.

Image © Rob Tilley

Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign approaching Old Cleveland Rd (SR22) interchange at Belmont. March 2009.

Image © Rob Tilley

Freeway Green Advance Directional Sign:
Freeway green AD sign approaching Old Cleveland Rd (SR22) interchange at Belmont. March 2006.

Image © Paul Rands

Freeway Green Advance Directional Sign:
Freeway green AD sign on the off ramp to Old Cleveland Rd (SR22) interchange at Belmont. March 2006.

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Old Cleveland Road:
Intersection directional sign assembly on the off ramp to Old Cleveland Rd (SR22) at Belmont, March 2006.

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Freeway Green Distance Sign:
Freeway green reassurance directional sign at Belmont, March 2006.

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Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign approaching Mt Gravatt-Capalaba Rd (SR21 / Metroad 2) at Mackenzie, March 2006.

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Freeway Green Advance Directional Sign:
Freeway green AD sign approaching Mt Gravatt-Capalaba Rd (SR21 / Metroad 2) at Mackenzie, March 2006.

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Mt Gravatt-Capalaba Road Interchange:
Freeway green sign on the Gateway Mwy (M1) at the interchange with Mt Gravatt-Capalaba Rd (SR21 / Metroad 2), Mackenzie, March 2006.

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Freeway Green Advance Directional Sign:
Freeway green signs on the off ramp to Mt Gravatt-Capalaba Rd (SR21 / Metroad 2), Mackenzie, March 2006.

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Freeway Green Distance Sign:
Freeway green reassurance directional sign at Mackenzie, March 2009. Click here for a photo of this location by Paul Rands from March 2006.

Image © Rob Tilley

Supplemental Advance Directional Sign:
Supplemental AD sign approaching the interchange with Miles Platting Rd and Pacific Mwy (M1) at Rochedale, March 2006.

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Advance Directional Sign:
Wind damaged AD sign approaching the interchange with Miles Platting Rd and Pacific Mwy (M1) at Rochedale, March 2009.

Image © Rob Tilley

Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign approaching the interchange with Miles Platting Rd and Pacific Mwy (M1) at Rochedale, March 2006.

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Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign on Gateway Mwy (M1) at the Miles Platting Rd interchange at Rochedale, approaching Pacific Mwy (M1) and the M2 section of Gateway Mwy, March 2009. Click here for a photo of this location by Paul Rands prior to the introduction of the M2 route number, from March 2006.

Image © Rob Tilley

Pacific Motorway:
Gateway Mwy (M1) at at Rochedale, at the interchange with Pacific Mwy (M1) and the M2 section of Gateway Mwy, March 2009. Click here for a photo of this location by Paul Rands prior to the introduction of the M2 route number, from March 2006.

Image © Rob Tilley

Click here for the continuation of Gateway Mwy (M1) between Brisbane River and Bald Hills

1 Department of Transport and Main Roads, The State Road Network of Queensland, 30 June 2010
2 Queensland Roads Edition No 1 March 2006
3 Queensland Roads, Edition No 8, March 2010
4 Queensland Roads, Edition No 4, September 2007
5 Queensland Motorways Annual Report 1996-1997
6Queensland Cabinet and Ministerial Directory, Media Statements, Gateway Upgrade Project well underway, 26 September 2007
7Queensland Cabinent and Ministerial Directory, Media Statements, Extra Gateway Motorway lane opens – with more to come, 12 September 2008
8 Queensland Cabinent and Ministerial Directory, Media Statements, Gateway Upgrade delivers seven kilometres of new motorway, 17 July 2009
9 Sydney Morning Herald, Gateway renamed the Southern Cross Way, 17 September 2010
10 Queensland Cabinent and Ministerial Directory, Media Statements, Demolition begins on old Gateway Motorway Overpass, 2 June 2010

Last updated: 04-Mar-2017 14:46

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