Merivale Railway Bridge, Brisbane River

Jack Bain1978

QUT Digital Collections

QUT Digital Collections
Kelvin Grove, Brisbane, Australia

The Merivale Bridge is a double track railway bridge crossing the Brisbane River. It crosses the Milton Reach of the river, slightly to the west of the William Jolly Bridge. Exclusively a railway crossing, it is located between the stations of South Brisbane and Roma Street, linking the northern and southern elements of the Queensland Rail City network. The Merivale Bridge is the only inner-city rail crossing in Brisbane. By 2016 it was expected to be over capacity, leading the Queensland Government to announce the Cross River Rail project. The Merivale Bridge opened on 18 November 1978 by Premier Joh Bjelke-Petersen.At the opening, the then Premier, described the occasion as "the start of the second stage in the history of Queensland Railways". It formed a more direct route into the city for Brisbane's southern system suburban trains than the existing route via Corinda. It also carries the standard gauge line from New South Wales. It was designed by Cameron McNamara Pty Ltd (consulting engineers) and was ...


  • Title: Merivale Railway Bridge, Brisbane River
  • Creator: Jack Bain
  • Date Created: 1978
  • Location: Brisbane, Queensland, AU
  • Subject Keywords: Railroad bridges -- Design and construction -- Queensland -- Brisbane: Merivale Bridge (Brisbane, Qld.) -- Photographs.
  • Rights: QUT
  • External Link: QUT Digital Collection
  • QUT Collection: Bain/O'Gorman

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