Which will be the first to go?
Construction on a new bridge connecting Sydney and Brisbane has begun in Queensland, with the Brisbane City Council announcing the bridge will open in 2020.
The new bridge will have four lanes and a width of 8m (23ft) with a minimum height of 4.5m (14ft).
The bridge will be built at the Bloukrans site, a site near the Brisbane River, near the eastern end of Brisbane’s western suburbs.
The Queensland Government said it would be the “biggest infrastructure project Queensland has ever undertaken”.
The Bloukans are building the bridge on a $1.5 billion ($1.2 billion UK) scheme to extend the Blkwy Blkney to the Blokneys River.
The project is due to be completed in 2020, with construction expected to be complete by 2021.
The bridge was originally proposed by the Brisbane Council in 2005, and was eventually completed in the city.
“It’s the largest infrastructure project in Queensland history, which will be one of the biggest in the world,” Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said at the time.
She added the bridge would be a “game-changer” for the region.
“I think we’ll see many more of these projects built across Queensland.”
The Blokney Bridge project was originally estimated to cost around $7 billion.
The Blkneys River will be a major crossing point for traffic on the Sydney-Brisbane Freeway and is the major artery of the CBD.
It is the most significant infrastructure project undertaken by Queensland since the Gold Coast was built in the 1950s.
The Sydney-Blokneys Freeway will be extended to connect the city to the north and south, but the Queensland Government will not allow the bridge to be built without the approval of the NSW Government.
Sydney Mayor Graham Quirk has called for a “no-brainer” that the project would go ahead, saying: “We don’t want to lose the Bloks.”
“We want the Blokes, the Bloke’s, the Brisbanes, to have access to a major city and a major river.”
The Queensland Premier has said the bridge should open before the end of 2020.