Road Photos & Information: Queensland
||Sylvan Road, Jephson Street, Moggill Road, Coonan Street, Bridge Street, Wharf Street, Oxley Road, Sherwood Road, Muriel Avenue, Evans Road, Bye Street, Creek Road, Park Road, Rose Street, Junction Road, Sandgate Road & East-West Arterial Road (State Route 20)
- Length: 27 km (Toowong to Salisbury: 12 km) (Murarrie to Mt Gravatt: 10 km) (Wooloowin to Hendra: 5 km)
- Western Section: Milton Rd (SR32) at Toowong
- Eastern Section: Lytton Rd (SR24) at Murarrie
- Western Section: Orange Grove Rd (SR11) and Toohey Rd (SR11) at Salisbury
- Eastern Section: Logan Rd (SR95) at Mt Gravatt
- Northern Section: Southern Cross Way (former Gateway Mwy) and Airport Dr at Hendra
- Northern Section: Lutwyche Rd (A3) and Gympie Rd (A3) at Wooloowin
- Suburbs, Towns
& Localities Along The Route:
- Western Section: Toowong, Indooroopilly, Chelmer, Graceville, Sherwood, Rocklea, Moorooka and Salisbury
- Eastern Section: Murarrie, Cannon Hill, Carina, Carina Heights, Mt Gravatt East and Mt Gravatt
- Northern Section: Wooloowin, Clayfield and Nundah
- Road Authority Internal Classification: U19 (Wooloowin to Hendra) 1
State Route 20 is a three-section urban arterial route in Brisbane. The eastern section is mostly divided road and most of the western section is undivided.
The route passes through commercial, residential and industrial zones and features the Walter Taylor Bridge over Brisbane River. It was designed by and named after Brisbane engineer and builder Walter Taylor. The bridge uses surplus steel cables from the Sydney Harbour Bridge and was originally called the Indooroopilly Toll Bridge and features tollmaster accommodation. 2 The bridge is 182.9 m in length. 3
The route was much larger, but when Metroads were introduced during the 1990s, the route was truncated into a few of sections.
Multiplexes along the route include:
- State Route 26 along Sandgate Road at Clayfield, for 400 m
- State Route 33 along Moggill Road between Indooroopilly and Toowong, for 2 km
- 1932: Construction begins on Indooroopilly Toll Bridge. 3
- 1936: Conclusion of Indooroopilly Toll Bridge construction. 3
- 14 February 1936: Opening of Indooroopily-Chelmer Bridge (Indooroopilly Toll Bridge) by Sir Leslie Orme Wilson, Governor of Queensland.
- 1955: Walter Taylor passes away. 2
- 1956: Indooroopilly Toll Bridge renamed to Walter Taylor Bridge. 2
- 1965: Toll removed from Walter Taylor Bridge. 2
- 1993: State Route 20 discontinued on Ipswich Road, south of Sherwood Road and for its entire length along Granard Road to Newnham Road to make way for Metroad 2. It was also removed on Lytton Road and across the Gateway Bridge. 4 State Route 20 replaced by Metroad 1 along Gateway Arterial Road and also by Metroad 5 between Toowong and Kedron.
- 2 June 2010: Old overpass with Southern Cross Way (former Gateway Mwy) demolished. 5
- November 2010: New overpass with Southern Cross Way opens to traffic. 6
- 2012: Widening along Oxley Road.
1 Transport and Main Roads, Queensland State Controlled Roads and Regions Maps, Metropolitan East
2 Your Brisbane: Past and Present, Walter Taylor Bridge, Indooroopilly, 14 February 2011
3 Nicholas Janberg's Structurae, Walter Taylor Bridge
4 Transport and Main Roads, from corresondence from April 2012
5 Queensland Government, Ministerial Media Statements, Demolition begins on old Gateway Motorway Overpass, 2 June 2010
6 Queensland Government, Ministerial Media Statements, New Airport Flyover Open To Motorists A Year Early, 4 November 2010
Last updated: 02-Dec-2018 0:49
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