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Sippy Downs Stringybark Road pedestrian and cycle bridge

Construction is underway on a new pedestrian and cycle bridge parallel, and to the east, of the existing Stringybark Road bridge, which spans across the Sunshine Motorway between Buderim and Sippy Downs.

Sippy Downs Stringybark Road pedestrian and cycle bridge
Artist impression of the new pedestrian and cyclist bridge when looking west toward the existing Stringybark Road bridge.

This new 3 metre wide Stringybark Road bridge will provide a shared pathway for bicycle riders and pedestrians, separate from vehicles, spanning across the Sunshine Motorway between Buderim and Sippy Downs.

The $11.8 million project is proudly supported by the Queensland Government's cycle network local government grants program and Sunshine Coast Council.

The new stand-alone bridge completes a missing link in the Sunshine Coast’s cycle network by providing a dedicated pedestrian and cycle path to replace the narrow pathway on the existing vehicle bridge.

It will make it easier and safer for people of all ages and abilities to walk and ride for recreation and wellbeing.

Project scope

In addition to the new bridge, the pathway on the existing vehicle bridge will be removed and the bridge reconfigured to provide on-road cycle lanes on both sides.

The new bridge will include architecturally designed decorative elements that complement the surrounding area and provide a safe route over the Sunshine Motorway. The decorative elements are influenced by the forest canopy and birds in the area and will cast patterns onto the bridge during the day and night. At night the bridge will be softly lit to ensure safety and clear sight lines for all users.

Traffic will remain open on Stringybark Road and the Sunshine Motorway for the duration of the construction period. Some single lane road closures (east and west lanes) will be experienced on the Sunshine Motorway throughout the construction period for driver and worker safety. 

Access to the existing bridge’s shared pathway will remain open for pedestrians and cyclists during the new bridge’s construction.                   

Project timeline

Following a public tender process in 2023, the bridge will be constructed by Queensland Bridge and Civil, a highly experienced bridge contractor who has constructed many similar bridges throughout South East Queensland.

Works will be scheduled to minimise inconvenience to motorists, pedestrians and cyclists:

  • early March 2024 - construction starts    
  • November 2024 - new bridge finished

All works will be weather and site conditions permitting.

Project news and updates

Contacts

For more information about the project, please email [email protected]