The Walter Taylor Bridge

From Engineering Heritage Queensland


The Walter Taylor Bridge which crosses the Brisbane River between Indooroopilly and Chelmer, is a unique variation of the rare Florianopolis / Steinman suspension bridge. With a length between pylons of 600 feet (183 metres), the Walter Taylor bridge was the longest suspension bridge in Australia when completed in 1936 and remains a celebrated Brisbane heritage icon.

The bridge was originally called the Indooroopilly Toll Bridge, however was renamed in 1956 in honour of its notable constructor and founder, Walter Taylor, who built many projects throughout Brisbane in the 1920’s to 1940’s.

A copy of the currently available Walter Taylor Bridge Brochure is available here.

Engineers Australia, Engineering Heritage Queensland and Brisbane City Council celebrate the Walter Taylor Suspension Bridge as a unique Queensland landmark for engineering excellence.

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