Walter Taylor Bridge – Indooroopilly, Australia - Atlas Obscura

Walter Taylor Bridge

Indooroopilly, Australia

The pillar of this bridge contains a small home and underneath, a ballroom.  


Located between Indooroopilly and Chelmer in Brisbane’s western suburbs, the Walter Taylor Bridge is the only habitable bridge in the Southern Hemisphere.

The original toll master and generations of his family lived in the unusual family home in the pillar on the Indooroopilly side of the bridge for 74 years. The pillar on the Chelmer side of the bridge contains another dwelling, as well as a ballroom underneath the bridge.

Eventually, the dwellings were purchased by the Brisbane City Council, who run tours of these strange homes as well as the ballroom for members of the public.

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