Road Photos & Information: Queensland
  Pacific Motorway, Gateway Motorway & Bruce Highway (M1 / A1) - 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:

Rochedale to Brisbane River   Brisbane River to Rochedale
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Intersection Directional Sign:
ID signs at the exit gore with Pacific Mwy (M3) and Gateway Mwy (M1) at Eight Mile Plains, March 2009.

Image © Rob Tilley

  Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign over the lanes on Sir Leo Hielscher Bridge over the Brisbane River at Murarrie approaching Lytton Rd interchange, February 2015.

Image © Rob Tilley

Freeway Green Sign:
Freeway green Motorway Entrance sign at Eight Mile Plains, March 2009.

Image © Rob Tilley

  Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign over the lanes on Sir Leo Hielscher Bridge over the Brisbane River at Murarrie approaching Lytton Rd interchange, June 2012.

Image © Justin Cozart

Bus Way Exit:
ID sign at the entrance to the South East Busway, Rochedale, March 2009.

Image © Rob Tilley

  Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign over the lanes at Murarrie approaching Port of Brisbane Hwy (M4), February 2015. Click here for a photo of this location by Justin Cozart from June 2012.

Image © Rob Tilley

Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign approaching Miles Platting Rd interchange, Rochedale, March 2009.

Image © Rob Tilley

  Port of Brisbane Mwy Interchange:
Gateway Mwy (M1) at the interchange with Port of Brisbane Mwy (M4), February 2015. Click here for a photo of this location by Justin Cozart from June 2012.

Image © Rob Tilley

Intersection Directional Sign:
ID sign at the Miles Platting Rd interchange, Rochedale, March 2009.

Image © Rob Tilley

  Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign for Wynnum Rd (SR23) interchange, June 2012.

Image © Justin Cozart

Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign at Wishart approaching Mt Gravatt-Capalaba Rd (SR21 / Metroad 2), March 2009.

Image © Rob Tilley

  Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign approaching Wynnum Rd (SR23), Tingalpa, November 2010.

Image © Rob Tilley

Freeway Green Intersection Directional Sign:
Freeway green ID at the interchange with Mt Gravatt-Capalaba Rd (SR21 / Metroad 2) at Wishart, March 2009.

Image © Rob Tilley

  Wynnum Road Interchange:
Gateway Mwy (M1) at the interchange with Wynnum Rd (SR23) at Tingalpa. March 2009.

Image © Rob Tilley

Freeway Green Advance Directional Sign:
Freeway green AD sign at Carindale on the off ramp to Old Cleveland Rd (SR22), March 2009.

Image © Rob Tilley

  Reassurance Directional Sign:
Distance sign at Tingalpa, February 2015. Click here for a photo of this location by Justin Cozart from June 2012.

Image © Rob Tilley

Port of Brisbane Mwy Interchange:
Gateway Mwy (M1) at the interchange with Port of Brisbane Mwy (M4), November 2012.

Image © Michael Greenslade

  Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign at Belmont approaching Old Cleveland Rd (SR22) interchange, June 2012.

Image © Justin Cozart

Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign on Leo Hielscher Bridge over Brisbane River at Murarrie, approaching Southern Cross Way & Kingsfor Smith Dr (SR25), July 2011.

Image © Rob Tilley

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

Image © Rob Tilley

  Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign approaching Old Cleveland Rd (SR22) interchange at Belmont. June 2012.

Image © Justin Cozart

  Old Cleveland Road Interchange:
Gateway Mwy (M1) at the interchange with Old Cleveland Rd (SR22) at Belmont. The bridge is Meadlowlands Rd. June 2012.

Image © Justin Cozart

  Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign approaching Mt Gravatt-Capalaba Rd (SR21 / Metroad 2) at Mackenzie, November 2010.

Image © Rob Tilley

  Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign approaching Mt Gravatt-Capalaba Rd (SR21 / Metroad 2) at Mackenzie, November 2010.

Image © Rob Tilley

  Mt Gravatt-Capalaba Road Interchange:
Gateway Mwy (M1) at the interchange with Mt Gravatt-Capalaba Rd (SR21 / Metroad 2), Mackenzie, December 2009.

Image © Rob Tilley

  Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign on the off ramp to Mt Gravatt-Capalaba Rd (SR21 / Metroad 2) at Mackenzie, December 2009. Note the incorrect M2 route number.

Image © Rob Tilley

  Distance Sign:
Reassurance directional sign at Mackenzie, June 2012.

Image © Justin Cozart

  Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign at Rochedale approaching Miles Platting Rd and Pacific Mwy (M1) interchanges, June 2012. Click here for a photo of the previous sign at this location, prior to the introduction of exit numbers by Rob Tilley, from August 2009. Click here for a photo of the previous sign at this location with exit numbers and repairs, by Rob Tilley from December 2009.

Image © Justin Cozart

  Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign approaching the interchange with Miles Platting Rd and Pacific Mwy (M1) at Rochedale, June 2012.

Image © Justin Cozart

  Miles Platting Road Interchange:
Gateway Mwy (M1) at the interchange with Miles Platting Rd at Rochedale, June 2012. Note the freeway green signage. Click here for a photo by Rob Tilley of this location, prior to the introduction of exit numbers, from August 2009.

Image © Justin Cozart

  Pacifc Motorway Interchange:
Gateway Mwy (M1) at Rochdedale at the interchange with Pacific Mwy (M1) and Gateway Mwy (M2), June 2015. Click here for a photo by Justin Cozart of this location from June 2012. Click here for a photo by Rob Tilley of this location, prior to the introduction of exit numbers, from August 2009.

Image © Rob Tilley

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

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
6 Queensland 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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