Road Photos & Information: Queensland
Route Number   Ipswich Road, Main Street, Bradfield Highway, Kemp Place, Gipps Street, Barry Parade, Brunswick Street & Bowen Bridge Road (State Route 15)

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General Information:

State Route 15 a suburban arterial route in the Brisbane metropolitan area. In the past the roads used formed one of the most important routes in Brisbane.

The route passes south, east and north of the Brisbane CBD and consists of a mix of divided and undivided roads.

The route features the Story Bridge over the Brisbane River, which connects Kangaroo Point and Fortitude Valley together. The Story Bridge was designed by Dr JCC Bradfield, who was responsible for the Sydney Harbour Bridge. He modelled the structure after the Jacques Cartier Bridge in Montreal, Canada. The construction of the bridge was undertaken by Queensland companies Evans, Deakin and Co. and Hornibrook Constructions, with the majority of the materials manufactured within Australia and most of the works conducted within Queensland. The bridge was named after Public Service Commissioner, J D Story, with the highway named after the designer, Bradfield. 2

History:

Click here for photos of former State Route 15 between Woolloongabba and Rocklea

Woolloongabba to Herston   Herston to Woollongabba
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Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign on Ipswich Rd (SR15) approaching Stanley St (SR41) at Woolloongabba, September 2009.

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  Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign on O'Connell Tce approaching Bowen Bridge Rd (SR15) at Fortitude Valley, May 2018.

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Stanley Street:
Corner of Ipswich Rd (SR15) and Stanley St (SR41) at Woolloongabba, September 2009. SR15 becomes Main St from this junction.

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  Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign on Bowen Bridge Rd (SR15) at Herston approaching Butterfield St and Herston Rd, August 2007.

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Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign on Main St (SR15) approaching Vulture St (SR41) at Woolloongabba, September 2009.

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Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign on Bowen Bridge Rd (SR15) at Herston approaching Herston Rd, May 2018. Click here for a photo of this location by Rob Tilley from September 2009.

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Intersection Directional Sign:
ID sign near the junction with Vulture St (SR41) at Woolloongabba, September 2009.

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Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign on Bowen Bridge Rd (SR15) at Fortitude Valley approaching Gregory Tce (SR10), May 2018.

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Advance Directional Sign:
AD signs on the Shafston Av (SR23) bridge at Kangaroo Point, September 2009. SR15 becomes Bradfield Hwy at this interchange.

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  Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign on Brunswick St (SR15) approaching Water St in Fortitude Valley, September 2009.

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Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign at the Shafston Av (SR23) interchange at Kangaroo Point, September 2009.

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  Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign on Brunswick St (SR15) approaching Barry Pde (SR15) and St Pauls Tce (SR26) at Fortidude Valley, September 2009. Note the remnant Metroad 3 shield on the truck route sign. Metroad 3 has been replaced by M3.

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Story Bridge:
Southern approach to the Story Bridge from the pedestrian deck, October 2005.

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  Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign on Barry Pde (SR15) approaching the unnumbered section of Barry Pde and Gipps St (SR15) at Fortidude Valley, September 2009. Note the remnant Metroad 3 shield on the truck route sign. Metroad 3 has been replaced by M3.

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Story Bridge:
Looking northbound along Story Bridge over Brisbane River at Kangaroo Point, September 2009.

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  Trailblazer:
SR15 trailblazer on Gipps St (SR15) at the junction with Ann St and Kemp Pl (SR15) at Fortitude Valley, September 2009.

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Story Bridge:
Looking northbound along Story Bridge over Brisbane River at Kangaroo Point, October 2005.

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  Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign on Ann St approaching Gipps St (SR15) and Kemp Pl (SR15) at Foritude Valley, October 2005.

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Advance Directional Sign:
Bradfield Hwy (SR15) at Kangaroo Point approaching Ann St (SR25), September 2009.

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  Intersection Directional Sign:
AD style sign acting as an ID sign on the onramp to Story Bridge at Fortitude Valley, March 2012.

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Dedication Plaque:
Dedication plaque on the Story Bridge on the pedestrian deck in Fortitude Valley, October 2005.

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Story Bridge:
Story Bridge over Brisbane River, Fortitude Valley, March 2004.

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Ann Street:
ID sign at the junction of Kemp Pl (SR15) and Ann St in Fortitude Valley, September 2009. SR15 becomes Gipps St at this junction.

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  Dedication Plaque:
Dedication plaque on the Story Bridge on the pedestrian deck in Fortitude Valley, October 2005.

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Intersection Directional Sign:
ID sign on Ann St at the junction with Gipps St (SR15) and Kemp Pl (SR15) at Foritude Valley, October 2005.

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  Story Bridge:
Looking southbound along Story Bridge over Brisbane River at Fortitude Valley, September 2009.

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Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign on Gipps St (SR15) approaching Wickham St (SR25) at Fortitude Valley, September 2009.

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  Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign on Bradfield Hwy (SR15) approaching Main St (SR15) and Shafston Av (SR23) at Kangaroo Point, September 2009. Click here for a photo from October 2005 of the same sign prior to alphanumeric route numbering.

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Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign on Gipps St (SR15) approaching Barry Pde (SR15) and St Pauls Tce at Fortitude Valley, October 2005.

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  Changeable Sign:
Changeable sign on Bradfield Hwy (SR15) at Kangaroo Point, September 2009.

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Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign on Barry Pde (SR15) approaching St Pauls Tce at Fortitude Valley, September 2009.

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  Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign on Bradfield Hwy (SR15) approaching Shafston Av (SR23) at Kangaroo Point, September 2009.

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Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign on Bowen Bridge Rd (SR15) approaching Herston Rd, September 2009. SR15 ends 1 km beyond this point at the junction with Lutwyche Rd (A3), Inner City Bypass (M3) and Clem Jones Tunnel (M7).

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  Intersection Directional Sign:
ID sign facing Cairns St in Kangaroo Point, October 2005.

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Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign on Herston Rd at Herston approaching Bowen Bridge Rd (SR15), October 2007.

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  Shafston Avenue Interchange:
Bradfield Hwy (SR15) at the interchange with Main St (SR15) and Shafston Av (SR23) at Kangaroo Point, September 2009.

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  Supplemental Advance Directional Sign:
Supplemental AD sign approaching River Tce at Kangaroo Point, September 2009.

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  Distance Sign:
Reassurance directional sign on Main St (SR15) near Peaston St at Kangaroo Point, September 2009.

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      Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign on Main St (SR15) at Kangaroo Point approaching Vulture St (SR41), September 2009.

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      Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign on Ipswich Road (SR15) approaching Vulture and Stanley Streets (SR41) at Woolloongabba, September 2009. Click here for a photo from October 2005 of the same sign prior to alphanumeric route numbering.

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      Freeway Green Sign:
Freeway green sign with access times to southbound lanes of Pacific Mwy (M3) approaching Stanley St (SR41) at Woolloongabba, September 2009.

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      Distance Sign:
RD sign on Ipswich Rd (SR15) at Woolloongabba, September 2009.

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      Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign near Pacific Mwy (M3) at the SR15 terminus approaching O'Keefe St and the A7 section of Ipswich Rd at Woolloongabba, September 2009.

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1 Main Roads Queensland State Road Network Map
2 Queensland Museum, Collection Database, Opening Ribbon for the Story Bridge
3 Transport and Main Roads, from correspondence from April 2012

Last updated: 11 Oct 2019 19:42

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