Museum of Brisbane

Sunday Stories | The Gateway Bridge

​Sunday Stories | The Gateway Bridge

The original Gateway Bridge was opened on 11 January 1986. On the opening day around 200,000 people walked across on foot! The Gateway has since been upgraded and renamed the Sir Leo Hielscher Bridges with a total length of 1,627 metres. Did you know the distinctive design is due to air traffic height restrictions, but also shipping traffic height requirements!

Courtesy of Qld State Archives and the Courier Mail