On behalf of the State Government, Ipswich City Council removed the Bell Street Overpass between March and June 2024.

The Bell Street Overpass was constructed more than 30 years ago as part of the Ipswich City Square shopping centre. The overpass was removed as it was no longer fit for purpose and being used by pedestrians. There is a safe signalised pedestrian crossing below, shaded under an awning connecting health, transport and businesses for pedestrians in Bell Street.

As a locally significant project, the revitalisation of Bell Street will contribute to the transformation of Ipswich Central into a cultural hub for all residents and visitors. Council will continue to work with the State Government to progress the changing face of Bell Street.

Timelapse video of the Bell Street Overpass removal

Removal of Bell Street Overpass

The below images were taken during the second weekend shutdown between 12-15 April 2024 that show the progress of the overpass being taken down.

Progress Updates