The road linking the Brisbane CBD to the state capital, Melbourne, has been closed for three days due to construction.
ABC News has spoken to a number of people who have been stranded for days at the bridge, where vehicles are parked and pedestrians have been given the choice to walk or take the train to work.
Drivers have also been urged to avoid the area, which has seen a number deaths and injuries from collisions in recent months.
A group of drivers have also set up a GoFundMe page to help with the repairs.
“We’ve seen so many deaths, and so many people injured, and now it’s really important that people come together and help us get it fixed,” said one driver, who asked not to be named.
Driver told of death in the queue One woman told the ABC she had lost her two young children in the queues.
She said she had spent the morning in tears waiting for the bridge to reopen.
They said the traffic had been bad for the previous week, and she had to wait for a bus to arrive in order to get to work and home.
Another driver told the BBC that he was told to go home in the morning to make up for the delays.
The Queensland Government says the work is expected to take two weeks.
It says it has already spent more than $1.6 million on the work.