The Captain Cook Bridge is a motorway bridge over the Brisbane River in Brisbane, Australia. It was built exclusively for vehicular traffic and was opened in 1972. The bridge crosses at the South Brisbane Reach of the river, linking Gardens Point to Kangaroo Point .
Captain Cook Bridge actually consists of two separate bridges, one for each direction of traffic. The bridge carries three lanes of traffic in either direction and links the M3 Pacific Motorway to the M3 Riverside Expressway. It is the main route from the city's south into the Brisbane central business district.At the time of completion the main span of 183 m held the World record for this type of structure for a period of 3 months, when it was superseded by the Harama Bridge in Japan (241 m). The structure is Queensland's busiest traffic bridge with more than 1 million vehicles crossing it weekly in 2007.