Bridges, Queensland

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Bridges
Sunshine CoastQueensland
Bridges is located in Queensland
Bridges
Bridges
Coordinates26°32′24″S 152°56′34″E / 26.54°S 152.9427°E / -26.54; 152.9427 (Bridges (centre of locality))
Population276 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density27.88/km2 (72.2/sq mi)
Postcode(s)4561
Area9.9 km2 (3.8 sq mi)
Time zoneAEST (UTC+10:00)
Location
LGA(s)Sunshine Coast Region
State electorate(s)
Federal Division(s)Fairfax
Suburbs around Bridges:
Eerwah Vale North Arm North Arm
Cooloolabin Bridges Ninderry
Cooloolabin Yandina Yandina

Bridges is a rural locality in the Sunshine Coast Region, Queensland, Australia.[2] In the 2016 census Bridges had a population of 276 people.[1]

Geography[edit]

The locality is bounded to the south-east by the North Maroochy River.[3]

The Bruce Highway enters the suburb from the south-east (Yandina) and travels north through the locality, close to its north-eastern boundary before exiting to the north-east (North Arm). The North Coast railway line also enters the suburb from the south-east (Yandina) slightly west of the highway and travels north through the locality, crossing the highway and running immediately parallel and east of the highway, forming the north-eastern boundary of the locality, before exiting to the north-east (North Arm).[3] Bridges railway station (26°32′21″S 152°57′25″E / 26.5391°S 152.9569°E / -26.5391; 152.9569 (Bridges railway station)) once served the locality but it is now abandoned.[4]

The land use is a mixture of rural residential, grazing on native vegetation, and crop growing.[3]

History[edit]

The locality takes its name from the Bridges railway station which was namenamed after Sir William Throsby Bridges, the Commander of the First Australian Imperial Force in 1914.[2]

In the 2016 census Bridges had a population of 276 people.[1]

Education[edit]

There are no schools in Bridges. The nearest government primary schools are Yandina State School in neighbouring Yandina to the south and North Arm State School in neighbouring North Arm to the north-east. The nearest government secondary school is Nambour State College in Nambour to the south.[3]

Amenities[edit]

Parks in the locality include:

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Bridges (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 October 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ a b "Bridges – locality in Sunshine Coast Region (entry 49802)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 29 December 2020.
  3. ^ a b c d "Queensland Globe". State of Queensland. Retrieved 5 April 2021.
  4. ^ "Railway stations and sidings - Queensland". Queensland Open Data. Queensland Government. 2 October 2020. Archived from the original on 5 October 2020. Retrieved 5 October 2020.
  5. ^ a b "Land for public recreation - Queensland". Queensland Open Data. Queensland Government. 20 November 2020. Archived from the original on 22 November 2020. Retrieved 22 November 2020.