Road Photos & Information: Queensland
M1 A1   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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Advance Directional Sign:
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) EXIT 127 at Bald Hills, May 2018. Click here for a photo of this location by Rob Tilley from 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

  Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign approaching Bracken Ridge Rd EXIT 123 at Bald Hills, November 2011.

Image © Rob Tilley

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

  Supplemental Advance Directional Sign:
Supplemental AD sign at Boondall approaching Bicentennial Rd EXIT 117, May 2018.

Image © Rob Tilley

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

Image © Rob Tilley

  Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign with erroneous route number at Boondall approaching Bicentennial Rd EXIT 117, May 2018.

Image © Rob Tilley

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

Image © Rob Tilley

  Bicentennial Road:
Gateway Mwy (M1) at the Bicentennial Rd EXIT 117 interchange, Boondall, May 2018.

Image © Rob Tilley

Reassurance Directional Sign:
Distance sign at Nudgee, July 2018.

Image © Rob Tilley

  Reassurance Directional Sign:
Distance sign at Boondall, May 2018.

Image © Rob Tilley

Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign with at Boondall approaching Bicentennial Rd, July 2018.

Image © Rob Tilley

  Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign at Nudgee Beach approaching Nudgee Rd, May 2018.

Image © Rob Tilley

Supplemental Advance Directional Sign:
Supplemental AD sign at Boondall approaching Bicentennial Rd, July 2018.

Image © Rob Tilley

  Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign at Nudgee Beach approaching Nudgee Rd EXIT 112, July 2018.

Image © Rob Tilley

Bicentennial Road:
Gateway Mwy (M1) at the Bicentennial Rd interchange, Boondall, July 2018.

Image © Rob Tilley

  Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign at Nudgee Beach approaching Nudgee Rd EXIT 112, May 2018.

Image © Rob Tilley

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

Image © Rob Tilley

  Nudgee Road:
Gateway Mwy (M1) at the Nudgee Rd EXIT 112 interchange at Nudgee Beach, May 2018.

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

  Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign approaching Southern Cross Way (former Gateway Mwy) EXIT 110 at Banyo, July 2018.

Image © Rob Tilley

Reassurance Directional Sign:
Distance sign at Boondall, July 2018.

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

Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign at Boondall approaching Deagon Deviation (SR26) EXIT 120A and Depot Rd (SR27 / SR40) EXIT 120B, July 2018.

Image © Rob Tilley

  Southern Cross Way interchange:
Gateway Mwy (M1) at the Southern Cross Way interchange EXIT 110, 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 at Taigum approaching Deagon Deviation (SR26) EXIT 120A and Depot Rd (SR27 / SR40) EXIT 120B, July 2018.

Image © Rob Tilley

  Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign approaching Moreton Dr EXIT 108, Brisbane Airport, December 2009.

Image © Rob Tilley

Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign at Taigum approaching Depot Rd (SR27 / SR40) EXIT 120B, July 2018.

Image © Rob Tilley

  Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign approaching Moreton Dr EXIT 108, Brisbane Airport, December 2009.

Image © Rob Tilley

Supplemental Advance Directional Sign:
Supplemental AD sign at Taigum approaching Depot Rd (SR27 / SR40), July 2018.

Image © Rob Tilley

  Moreton Drive Interchange:
Gateway Mwy (M1) at the interchange with Moreton Dr EXIT 108 at Brisbane Airport, December 2009.

Image © Rob Tilley

Deagon Deviation:
Gateway Mwy (M1) at the Deagon Deviation (SR26) EXIT 120A interchange at Taigum, July 2018.

Image © Rob Tilley

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

Image © Rob Tilley

Depot Road:
Gateway Mwy (M1) at the Depot Rd (SR27 / SR40) EXIT 120B interchange at Deagon, July 2018.

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 Bracken Ridge Rd, 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

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

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: 26-Jul-2019 14:23

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