Designed by Maunsell & Partners and built by Thiess, construction of the bridge started in 1986. The bridge was constructed using an incremental launch technique, and cost A$15 million to complete. It was officially opened on 16 April 1988. The bridge is 271 metres long, with five spans and a pre-stressed concrete deck 34 metres wide, supporting six lanes of traffic. The structure of the bridge is that of a hollow box girder, with the outer sides of the deck supported by special Y-beams.