The Brisbane City Council has released the final design for the new Green Pedestrian Bridge at Breakfast Creek that will improve the connection between Albion to Newstead.
The design was one of two that council sought public consultation to provide feedback. The release of the design shows that extent of the infrastructure connection to Lores Bonney Riverwalk and the banks of the Breakfast Creek.
Adrian Schrinner, Lord Mayor of Brisbane announced the link, stating “Our bridge will connect business and employment opportunities in Newstead, Teneriffe, Fortitude Valley and the city centre with growing lifestyle precincts including Northshore Hamilton and Racecourse Road,” Cr Schrinner said.
“This bridge will deliver a lasting legacy as we set our sights on what will be required for the Brisbane 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games”
Adrian Schrinner outlined “It will collectively provide approximately 800 metres of new and improved paths for pedestrians and cyclists to use for both commuting and recreation.
“We’re extending the Lores Bonney Riverwalk by 175 metres and proposing a new two-way on-road cycle path from the bridge landing at Newstead Park through to Newstead Terrace at Halford Street, via Breakfast Creek Road and Newstead Avenue”.
“This new connection will provide a safe, separate ongoing connection to the inner city and CBD and avoid the need for commuters and sport cyclists to travel through Newstead Park”.
“A key focus of the final design has been to complement the area’s heritage and landscape setting by minimising impacts to existing views of Newstead House and Park and the Brisbane River, with an arch bridge span featuring colours inspired by the leaves of the surrounding Moreton Bay fig trees.” the Lord Mayor said.
It was outlined that the infrastructure fast-tracked $257 million will contribute to the local construction industry, with the two bridges alone expected to employ over 500 workers at its peak.
Community information sessions will be held in the local area in late October 2021 to provide an opportunity for residents and business owners to meet the project team, ask questions and learn more about the final design for the bridge, its ongoing connections and construction timing.
Initial work on the bridges starting in 2021, with geotechnical drilling, ground and hydrographic surveys already taking place since April 2020.
As a result of community feedback, Council will not be progressing the proposed Bellbowrie green bridge, though the Brisbane City Council has outlined it is committed to investigating other locations for the fifth green bridge as part of the Green Bridges Program and will make more information available.
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– Council Announcement: Brisbane City Council
– Images: supplied by Brisbane City Council
– Interactive Image: Google Aerial and Streetview
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