New Three-Lane Bridge Between Kenmore And Jindalee Moves Closer To Reality

A new three-lane bridge planned between Kenmore and Jindalee is now closer to becoming reality, as works for Centenary Bridge upgrades are scheduled to finally start in early 2023.

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Construction was expected to commence in 2022, but works were delayed due to some issues with the contract. The Transport Department explained that an alternate bid for the project, which required thorough due diligence, caused complications in the project’s timeline.

In December 2022, Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk released a statement announcing the Queensland government’s agreement with Georgiou Group and BMD Constructions to build the three-lane bridge, along with an upgrade of the existing bridge.

Artist;s impression of Centenary Bridge upgrade (Photo credit:

Aside from a new bridge travelling northbound and the remediation of the existing bridges to create three southbound lanes, works will also include upgraded active transport facilities for pedestrians and people who ride bikes.

The project will double capacity across the river and will improve access to Amazon Place Park while preserving Jindalee Skate Park.

“More than 85,000 cars use this bridge daily, and that number will increase,” said the Premier.

The Department of Transport and Main Roads estimates that the number of vehicles passing by Centenary Motorway is expected to reach 152,000 per day by 2036, as the population in west Brisbane grows.

“This is an important step towards busting congestion through our growing region” said Premier Palaszczuk.

Benefits of upgrading the bridge includes improving safety to reduce the frequency and severity of crashes on the Centenary Bridge and increasing capacity to improve travel-time reliability and cater for current and future traffic needs.

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Works are estimated to cost $298.5 million, around $50 million higher compared to the estimates announced in 2020.