Brissy’s Getting A Brand New Bridge

Brissy’s Getting A Brand New Bridge

Connecting Bris CBD with Kangaroo Point

By Melissa Myrteza | 28th August 2020

Dreaming of a Brisbane with less traffic and more travel options? Brisbane City Council know what’s up. Continuing their ‘Green Bridges Program’ and creating a healthier, more active city, these bridges are set to make it easier for you to get around by bike, foot, Lime Scooter or connecting with public transport.

Artist’s impression of Kangaroo Point bridge design

 

The latest Kangaroo Point Pedestrian Bridge plan connecting Alice Street in Brisbane City to Scott Street in Kangaroo Point has officially been fast-tracked! Set for completion in 2023 (two years earlier than expected) this exciting city project is set to change the way we move in Bris. We’re currently in stage four of ongoing technical investigations and community consultation, with the stage five delivery planned to commence in 2021. The artist impressions are painting a pretty epic new-age city and we’re so ready for new developments.

“We have fast-tracked these new bridges because they’re major job drivers, which is critical as we climb our way out of the coronavirus economic crisis,” Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner said.

Kangaroo Point Pedestrian Bridge from Alice Street

 

So, what makes this Brisbane Development extra spesh? With suggestions from the public gathered and considered, you can expect shade cover and landscaping, safe seperation between pedestrians and cyclists, and an iconic bridge design! The bridge will be a single mast suspension cable bridge, with the mast tower towards the CBD side. The shade feature will run the length of the bridge, along with seating and central observation sections.

Whether it’s a work commute or city adventure, 60% of local residents are projecting daily or weekly use of the bridge. This $257 million project clearly has the support of Brisbane and we’re looking forward to watching this development come to life!

“Kicking off this procurement process quickly is also about breathing life into the local construction industry and expanding supplier opportunities for struggling businesses,” Cr Schrinner said.

Artist’s impression of Kangaroo Point central seating areas

What other bridge developments should you be looking out for? The Breakfast Creek Green Bridge is also in the works, connecting Lores Bonney Riverwalk to the inner-city! Oh, and the pedestrian Neville Bonner Bridge (named after Australia’s first Indigenous parliamentarian) is coming our way as one part of the wider Queen’s Wharf Casino development, set for completion in 2022. It will connect the CBD with Brisbane’s main cultural attractions across the water, including QPAC.

Images courtesy of Brisbane Development

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Article by Melissa Myrteza

Mel always has one eye on the funkiest happenings around town and the other one on the best ramen joints. When she’s not crossing another country off her bucket list, she’s either reading, painting or sippin’ on a glass of red.