The bridge is approximately 835 meters in length and was constructed in 1963. The bridge consists of two 3.0 meter wide traffic lanes as well as a narrow footpath of approximately 900mm. The bridge also makes provision for a range of utility services, including Telstra, Energex and Unitywater. The Bribie Island Road Bridge is the only road link connecting Bribie Island to the mainland and thus plays a vital role in the economy of Bribie Island. This link is experiencing increasing demands from urban growth, and from increasing pedestrian, cyclist and freight traffic.
A second bridge to Bribie Island could have twice as many traffic lanes as the existing structure, according to a concept plan released by the Queensland Government.