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

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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 Brisbane River and Bald Hills
Click here for photos of the former alignment between Brisbane River and Ball Hills signposted as Southern Cross Way

Brisbane River to Bald Hills   Bald Hills to Brisbane River
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Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign on Gateway Mwy (M1) at Eagle Farm approaching Kingsford Smith Dr (SR25), March 2009

Image © Rob Tilley

  Old Gateway Motorway:
Ramp onto Old Gateway Mwy from Gateway Mwy (M1) at Banyo, March 2009.

Image © Rob Tilley

Kingsford Smith Drive:
Gateway Mwy (M1) at the Kingsford Smith Dr (SR25) interchange at Eagle Farm.

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  Advance Directional Sign:
Advance directional sign at Banyo approaching Toombul Rd, March 2006.

Image © Paul Rands

Reassurance Directional Sign:
Distance sign at Eagle Farm, March 2009.

Image © Rob Tilley

  Freeway Green Advance Directional Sign:
Freeway green advance directional sign at Banyo approaching Toombul Rd, March 2009.

Image © Rob Tilley

Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign ae Ascot, approaching East-West Arterial Rd (SR20), March 2009.

Image © Rob Tilley

  Toombul Road:
Freeway green sign at the Toombul Rd interchange at Northgate, March 2009.

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Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign at Hendra, approaching East-West Arterial Rd (SR20), March 2009.

Image © Rob Tilley

  Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign approaching East-West Arterial Rd (SR20) at Nundah, March 2009.

Image © Rob Tilley

Supplemental Advance Directional Sign:
Supplemental AD sign ae Hendra, approaching East-West Arterial Rd (SR20), March 2009.

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  Freeway Green Advance Directional Sign:
Freeway green AD sign approaching East-West Arterial Rd (SR20) at Nundah, March 2009. Click here for a photo of this location by Paul Rands from March 2006.

Image © Rob Tilley

East-West Arterial Road:
Gateway Mwy (M1) at the East-West Arterial Rd (SR20) interchange at Hendra.

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  East-West Arterial Road:
Gateway Mwy (M1) at the East-West Arterial Rd (SR20) interchange, Nundah, March 2009.

Image © Rob Tilley

Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign on the off ramp to East-West Arterial Rd (SR20) at Hendra, March 2009.

Image © Rob Tilley

  Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign on the off ramp to East-West Arterial Rd (SR20) at Nundah, March 2009.

Image © Rob Tilley

Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign on the off ramp to East-West Arterial Rd (SR20) at Hendra, March 2009.

Image © Rob Tilley

  Reassurance Directional Sign:
Distance sign at Brisbane Airport, March 2006.

Image © Paul Rands

Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign on the off ramp to East-West Arterial Rd (SR20) at Hendra, March 2009.

Image © Rob Tilley

  Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign approaching Kingsford Smith Rd (SR25) interchange, Brisbane Airport, March 2006.

Image © Paul Rands

Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign at Nundah approaching Toombul Rd, March 2009.

Image © Rob Tilley

  Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign approaching Kingsford Smith Rd (SR25) interchange, Brisbane Airport, March 2009.

Image © Rob Tilley

Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign at Nundah approaching Toombul Rd, March 2009.

Image © Rob Tilley

  Toll Charges Sign:
Toll charges sign on Gateway Mwy (M1) at Brisbane Airport for Gateway Bridge. March 2006.

Image © Paul Rands

Freeway Green Intersection Directional Sign:
Freeway green ID sign at the Toombul Rd interchange, Nundah, March 2009.

Image © Rob Tilley

  Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign approaching Kingsford Smith Rd (SR25) interchange at Eagle Farm , March 2009.

Image © Rob Tilley

Reassurance Directional Sign:
Distance sign at Nundah, March 2009.

Image © Rob Tilley

  Kingsford Smith Road:
Gateway Mwy (M1) at the Kingsford Smith Rd (SR25) interchange, Eagle Farm, March 2006.

Image © Paul Rands

      Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign on the off ramp to Kingsford Smith Rd (SR25), Eagle Farm. March 2009.

Image © Rob Tilley

      Reassurance Directional Sign:
Distance sign at Eagle Farm, March 2006.

Image © Paul Rands

      Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign at Eagle Farm for Lytton Rd (SR24) interchange. March 2006.

Image © Paul Rands

      Gateway Bridge:
Gateway Mwy (M1) as it crosses Brisbane River via Gateway Bridge at Eagle Farm, March 2006.

Image © Paul Rands

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

1 Department of Transport and Main Roads, The State Road Network of Queensland, 30 June 2010
2Queensland 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: 09-Dec-2018 11:51

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