When Woolloongabba was Wattle Scented

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Rail Tunnel Proposed for South Brisbane - 1937

An interesting little map that shows a proposed rail tunnel from Highgate Hill through to the Stanley St. wharves. The tunnel would have emerged close to where the South East Freeway now cuts through for it's cross-river stretch into the Brisbane central business district. To my knowledge the tunnel never came to fruition but if it did,  the Northern portal would have been reclaimed by heavy engineering work of the freeway development in the early 1970's. The coast of the project was estimated at 80,000 pounds, you can read the full article linked through the citation.

1937 '£80,000 TUNNEL SUGGESTED.', The Courier-Mail(Brisbane, Qld. : 1933-1954), 7 July, p. 14, viewed 7 January, 2011.

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