Bridge strike protection

Queensland Rail's bridge strike protection program aims to prevent over-height vehicles from colliding with rail bridges in South East Queensland.

Bridge strikes can cause costly damage and frustrating delays for road and rail users and can also be extremely dangerous, which is why Queensland Rail is making every effort to prevent them.

These specially designed protection beams also significantly reduce the likelihood of a vehicle rolling over should it strike the beam.

Queensland Rail is committed to reducing the likelihood and impact of bridge strikes through engineering solutions and working with police on enforcement. 

Every bridge is fitted with a height clearance sign and it's up to motorists to stay focused and be aware of their vehicle's height and load.

Motorists who damage Queensland Rail infrastructure, including bridges, face penalties of up to $8,800, in addition to the repair bill.

Current works locations

Countess Street, Brisbane city COMPLETED

  • Works Notice (RESCHEDULED road closure and night works), 10 December 2017  DOC  | PDF
  • Works Notice (road closure POSTPONED), 3 December 2017  DOC  |  PDF
  • Works Notice (night works), November 2017  DOC  |  PDF
  • Works Notice (night works), October 2017  DOC  |  PDF
  • Fact Sheet, August 2017  DOC  |  PDF

 Pine Street, Wynnum COMPLETED

  • Works Notice (road closure and night works), December 2017  DOC  |  PDF
  • Works Notice (road closure and night works - beam installation), July 2017  DOC  |  PDF
  • Fact Sheet, May 2017  DOC  |  PDF

Alma Road, Dakabin COMPLETED

  • Works Notice (road closure), November 2017  DOC  |  PDF
  • Works Notice (road closure - beam installation), October 2017  DOC  |  PDF
  • Fact Sheet, July 2017  PDF

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The following locations have been installed with bridge strike protection beams: