Logan Road, Brisbane

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Logan Road
Queensland
AUSR95.png   AUSR30.png   
Logan Road, Greenslopes, with Brisbane CBD.jpg
SR95: Woolloongabba - Underwood
SR30: Underwood - Pacific Motorway
General information
Type Road
Length 16 km (10 mi)
Route number(s) State Route 95
Major junctions
North end AUSR95.png Wellington Road
Woolloongabba
South end AUSR30.png Fitzgerald Avenue
Springwood
Location(s)
Major suburbs Greenslopes, Holland Park, Mount Gravatt, Underwood

Logan Road, allocated state routes 95 and 30, is a major road in Brisbane, Queensland. It runs 16 kilometres (9.9 mi) from Springwood in Logan City to Woolloongabba in Brisbane, with most of the route signed as state route 95. The route was formerly the main route to the Gold Coast from Brisbane, until the South East Freeway (now Pacific Motorway) was built.

Logan Road at Mount Gravatt Central.

The road runs close to The Gabba and Greenslopes Private Hospital, Mount Gravatt, past Westfield Garden City and the Upper Mount Gravatt busway station. Logan Road provides the quickest access to Mount Gravatt from the south, as well as being the main access road for the Westfield Garden City Shopping Centre. At the road's southern extent it is crossed by both the Pacific Motorway and Gateway Motorway. At Underwood Kingston Road splits off to become a major road into central Logan City.

History[edit]

William Slack, a local cattle grazier, took his stock along a possible Aboriginal track which became known to the locals as Slacks Track.[1] Later the track became a road and then highway.

The route takes its name from Captain Patrick Logan, one of the founders of the Moreton Bay convict settlement. Its route is similar to that of the Pacific Motorway and can be accessed directly via exit numbers 20 and 14 as well as by the Gateway Motorway.

The first electric trams travelled along the road in 1897.[2] Between 1953 and 1969, electric trams ran along Logan Road between Woolloongabba and Mount Gravatt.

See also[edit]


References[edit]

  1. ^ Roberts, Beryl (1991). Stories of the Southside. Archerfield, Queensland: Aussie Books. p. 47. ISBN 0-947336-01-X. 
  2. ^ J.E.Morwood (29 February 1970). "History Of Electric Tramways In Brisbane". Brisbane Tramway Museum Society. Retrieved 5 February 2013.  Check date values in: |date= (help)

External links[edit]

Media related to Logan Road, Brisbane at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 27°30′18.44″S 153°02′54.36″E / 27.5051222°S 153.0484333°E / -27.5051222; 153.0484333