Merivale Bridge, Brisbane
One of the more notable landmarks in Brisbane, especially
with an interest in various bridges and their
history and construction,
is the Merivale Bridge, the seventh crossing of the
It is actually a crossing dedicated to a railway that
crosses the Milton Reach side of the Brisbane River to get
from the South Brisbane station
to the Roma Street station.
It is unlike the sixth Brisbane River crossing, the William
Jolly Bridge, which aside from being accessible to vehicular traffic can also be used by cyclists and
The Merivale Bridge became operational on November 18, 1978.
The main purpose of this railway crossing was to be an
the Corinda route of the railway and enable a
more direct connection between the north and south Citytrain
system. It is a suspended deck structure with a steel
compression arch constructed by Transfield (Qld) Pty. Ltd,
who carried out the prefabrication of the 750-metre length
railway crossing as well as its erection.