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

Click here for construction photos between Brisbane River and Bald Hills
Click here for 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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Gateway Arterial Road Interchange:
AD sign on Sir Leo Hielscher Bridge at Eagle Farm approaching Southern Cross Way, August 2009.

Image © Rob Tilley

  Advance Directional Sign:
Start of Gateway Mwy (M1) at the interchange with Bruce Hwy (M1) and Gateway Arterial Rd (M3) at Bald Hills, March 2009.

Image © Rob Tilley

Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign on Sir Leo Hielscher Bridge approaching Southern Cross Way at Eagle Farm, August 2009.

Image © Rob Tilley

  Reassurance Directional Sign:
Distance sign next to the Wyampa Rd overpass at Bald Hills, March 2006.

Image © Paul Rands

Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign on Sir Leo Hielscher Bridge approaching Southern Cross Way at Eagle Farm, July 2011.

Image © Rob Tilley

  Overdimensional Route Trailblazers:
Trailblazers for OD route 1 and 2, Bald Hills, August 2009.

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Southern Cross Way Interchange:
Gateway Mwy (M1) at the interchange with Southern Cross Way at Eagle Farm, plus AD sign for Kingsford Smith Dr (SR25) interchange, July 2011.

Image © Rob Tilley

  Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign approaching Bracken Ridge Rd at Bald Hills, November 2011. Click here for a photo of this location from March 2006.

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Kingsford Smith Drive:
Gateway Mwy (M1) at the Kingsford Smith Dr (SR25) interchange at Eagle Farm, August 2009.

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  Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign approaching Bracken Ridge Rd at Bald Hills, December 2009. Click here for a photo by Rob Tilley of this location from March 2009.

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Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign at Banyo approaching Nudgee Rd interchange, August 2009.

Image © Rob Tilley

  Supplemental Advance Directional Sign:
Supplemental AD sign approaching Bracken Ridge Rd at Bracken Ridge, March 2009.

Image © Rob Tilley

Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign in the Nudgee Service Centre, August 2009.

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  Bracken Ridge Road:
Gateway Mwy (M1) at the Bracken Ridge Rd interchange, Bracken Ridge, August 2009. Click here for a photo of this location by Rob Tilley from March 2009.

Image © Rob Tilley

Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign in the Nudgee Service Centre, August 2009.

Image © Rob Tilley

  Deagon Deviation:
Gateway Mwy (M1) at the Deagon Deviation (SR26) interchange at Sandgate, March 2006.

Image © Paul Rands

Freeway Green Intersection Directional Sign:
Freeway Green ID sign at the Nudgee Rd interchange, Nudgee Rd, August 2009.

Image © Rob Tilley

  Reassurance Directional Sign:
Distance sign at Deagon, February 2015. Click here for a photo of this location by Paul Rands from March 2006.

Image © Rob Tilley

Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign at Nudgee on Nudgee Road at the Gateway Mwy (M1) interchange, August 2009

Image © Rob Tilley

  Freeway Green Advance Directional Sign:
Freeway green AD sign approaching Bicentennial Rd interchange, Boondall, February 2015. Click here for a photo of this location by Rob Tilley from August 2009. Click here for a photo by Rob Tilley of this location from March 2009. Click here for a photo of this location by Paul Rands from March 2006.

Image © Rob Tilley

Distance Sign:
Reassurance directional sign at Nudgee, March 2009.

Image © Rob Tilley

  Supplemental Advance Directional Sign:
Supplemental AD sign approaching Bicentennial Rd interchange, Boondall, March 2009.

Image © Rob Tilley

National Highway Sign:
Sign from the now defunct National Highway system, next to Nundah Creek at Boondal, March 2009.

Image © Rob Tilley

  Bicentennial Road Interchange:
Gateway Mwy (M1) at the Bicentennial Rd interchange at Boondall. August 2009. Note the freeway green sign. Click here for a photo by Rob Tilley of this location from March 2009. Click here for a photo of this location by Paul Rands from March 2006.

Image © Rob Tilley

Freeway Green Advance Directional Sign:
Freeway green AD sign approaching Bicentennial Rd interchange, Boondall, March 2009.

Image © Rob Tilley

  Bicentennial Road Interchange:
Gateway Mwy (M1) at the Bicentennial Rd interchange at Boondall, March 2009.

Image © Rob Tilley

Supplemental Advance Directional Sign:
Supplemental AD sign approaching Bicentennial Rd interchange, Boondall, March 2009.

Image © Rob Tilley

  Distance Sign:
RD sign at Boondall, February 2015. Click here for a photo of the previous freeway green sign by Rob Tilley from March 2009.

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Fire Ants Sign:
Sign warning of the spread of fire ants and what items are prohibited beyond the sign. Boodall, March 2009.

Image © Rob Tilley

  Services Sign:
AD sign at Nudgee Beach for the interchange with Nudgee Rd and access to the service centre. March 2006.

Image © Paul Rands

Bicentennial Road Interchange:
Gateway Mwy (M1) at the Bicentennial Rd interchange in Boondall, July 2011. Click here for a photo by Rob Tilley of this location from March 2009.

Image © Rob Tilley

  Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign for Nudgee Rd interchange. Boondall, March 2009.

Image © Rob Tilley

Bicentennial Road Interchange:
Gateway Mwy (M1) at the Bicentennial Rd interchange in Boondall, March 2009.

Image © Rob Tilley

  Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign on Bicentennial Rd at Nudgee Beach, approaching the Gateway Mwy (M1) interchange. December 2009. Click here for a photo of this location from March 2006.

Image © Rob Tilley

Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign on Bicentennial Rd at Nudgee Beach, approaching the Gateway Mwy (M1) interchange. October 2007.

Image © Paul Rands

  Nudgee Road Interchange:
Gateway Mwy (M1) at the Nudgee Rd interchange at Nudgee Beach, February 2015. Click here for a photo of the previous freeway green sign by Rob Tilley from March 2009.

Image © Rob Tilley

Distance Sign:
RD sign at Boondall, March 2009.

Image © Rob Tilley

  Freeway Green Intersection Directional Sign:
Freeway green ID sign on the Nudgee Rd interchange at Nudgee, March 2006.

Image © Paul Rands

Supplemental Advance Directional Sign:
Supplemental AD sign for the Deagon Deviation (SR26) interchange, Boondall, March 2009.

Image © Rob Tilley

  Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign on the Nudgee Rd interchange at Nudgee, August 2009.

Image © Rob Tilley

Freeway Green Advance Directional Sign:
Freeway Green AD sign at Taigum, approaching Depot Rd (SR27), March 2009.

Image © Rob Tilley

  Distance Sign:
RD sign at Nudgee, March 2009.

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Distance Sign:
RD sign at Taigum, March 2009.

Image © Rob Tilley

  Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign approaching Southern Cross Way (former Gateway Mwy) at Banyo, November 2010. Click here for a photo by Rob Tilley of this location from August 2009. Click here for a photo by Rob Tilley of this location from December 2009.

Image © Rob Tilley

Supplemental Advance Directional Sign:
Supplemental AD sign approaching Depot Rd (SR27) interchange, Taigum, March 2009.

Image © Rob Tilley

  Distance Sign:
RD sign at Banyo, August 2009.

Image © Rob Tilley

Advance Directional Sign:
Supplemental AD sign approaching Depot Rd (SR27) interchange, Deagon, July 2011. Click here for a photo by Rob Tilley of this location from March 2009.

Image © Rob Tilley

  Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign at Banyo approaching Southern Cross Way (former Gateway Mwy), December 2009. Click here for a photo by Rob Tilley of this location from August 2009.

Image © Rob Tilley

Depot Road Interchange:
Gateway Mwy (M1) at the Depot Rd (SR27) interchange at Deagon, July 2011.

Image © Rob Tilley

  Southern Cross Way interchange:
Gateway Mwy (M1) at the Southern Cross Way interchange, Banyo, November 2011. Click here for a photo by Rob Tilley of this location from August 2009. Click here for a photo by Rob Tilley of this location from December 2009.

Image © Rob Tilley

Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign on the off ramp to Depot Rd (SR27) at Deagon July 2011. Despite what the sign says, there is no SR40 duplex. SR40 should be prefixed with 'To'.

Image © Rob Tilley

  Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign approaching Moreton Dr, Brisbane Airport, December 2009.

Image © Rob Tilley

Depot Road:
Off ramp to Depot Rd (SR27) at Deagon July 2011. Despite what the sign says, there is no SR40 duplex. SR40 should be prefixed with 'To'.

Image © Rob Tilley

  Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign approaching Moreton Dr, Brisbane Airport, December 2009.

Image © Rob Tilley

Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign at Bracken Ridge approaching Deagon Deviation (SR26) interchange, March 2009.

Image © Rob Tilley

  Moreton Drive Interchange:
Gateway Mwy (M1) at the interchange with Moreton Dr at Brisbane Airport, December 2009.

Image © Rob Tilley

Supplemental Advance Directional Sign:
Supplemental AD sign at Bracken Ridge approaching Deagon Deviation (SR26), March 2009.

Image © Rob Tilley

  Moreton Drive Interchange:
Gateway Mwy (M1) at the interchange with Moreton Dr at Brisbane Airport, December 2009.

Image © Rob Tilley

Supplemental Advance Directional Sign:
Supplemental AD sign at Bracken Ridge approaching Deagon Deviation (SR26), March 2009.

Image © Rob Tilley

  Variable Distance Sign :
Sign on the Gateway Mwy (M1) at Brisbane Airport near Kedron Brook showing travel times to next 3 interchanges, February 2015.

Image © Rob Tilley

Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign at Bracken Ridge approaching Deagon Deviation (SR26), March 2009.

Image © Rob Tilley

  Sir Leo Hielscher Bridges:
Gateway Mwy (M1) at Eagle Farm as it uses the Sir Leo Hielscher Bridge to cross the Brisbane River, June 2012.

Image © Justin Cozart

Deagon Deviation:
Gateway Mwy (M1) at the Deagon Deviation (SR26) interchange at Bracken Ridge, March 2009.

Image © Rob Tilley

  Advance Directional Signs:
AD signs over the lanes of Sir Leo Hielscher Bridge at Eagle Farm, approaching Lytton Rd (SR24) and Port of Brisbane Mwy (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 at Bracken Ridge approaching Bracken Ridge Rd, March 2009.

Image © Rob Tilley

   

Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign at Bracken Ridge approaching Bracken Ridge Rd, March 2009.

Image © Rob Tilley

     
Reassurance Sign:
Reassurance sign at Bracken Ridge approaching Bracken Ridge Rd, March 2009.

Image © Rob Tilley

 

Intersection Directional Sign:
ID sign at the Bracken Ridge Rd interchange, Bracken Ridge, March 2009.

Image © Rob Tilley

 

Reassurance Sign:
Reassurance sign at Bracken Ridge approaching Bracken Ridge Rd, March 2009.

Image © Rob Tilley

 

RD Sign:
Distance sign at Bracken Ridge, March 2009.

Image © Rob Tilley

 

Click here for the continuation of M1 as Bruce Highway
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
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
7 Queensland 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: 07-Dec-2018 13:49

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