First look: Renderings of Kangaroo Point pedestrian bridge revealed

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Artist's impression of Kangaroo Point bridge design
Artist's impression of Kangaroo Point bridge design

The Brisbane City Council has revealed new renderings of the design for the planned Kangaroo Point pedestrian and cycle bridge which is to connect Alice Street and the Botanic Gardens in the CBD with Scott Street at Kangaroo Point.

The council has announced that they will be fast-tracking the new pedestrian and cycle only bridge, delivering it two years earlier than expected, in 2023.

The design illustrated in the artist impressions released by Council shows a single mast suspension cable bridge, with the mast tower positioned on the CBD side of the river. The bridge includes a shade structure running the entire length as well as a central observation and seating section.

Initial community consultation was conducted by Brisbane City Council with suggestions from the public indicating they wanted to see the following design features:

  • Shade cover and landscaping
  • Safe separation between pedestrians and cyclists
  • An iconic bridge design
Artist's impression of Kangaroo Point bridge design
Artist’s impression of Kangaroo Point bridge design

Public consultation also found strong support from local residents and commuters for the bridge with approximately 60% of survey respondents indicating they would use the bridge daily or weekly.

Artist's impression of Kangaroo Point bridge design
Artist’s impression of Kangaroo Point bridge design
Artist's impression of Kangaroo Point central seating areas
Artist’s impression of Kangaroo Point central seating areas

The public also showed strong support for the preferred alignment from Alice Street to Scott Street, with approximately 72% of people supporting this alignment as opposed to the Thornton Street option.

Artist's impression of Kangaroo Point bridge design
Artist’s impression of Kangaroo Point bridge design

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    Luca Kendall

    Just Get rid of those ugly pillars and add more greenspace to make it more enviormentally friendly, like plant trees and bushes in the centre of the bridge to make the bridge an attraction not an eyesore!!

    December 20, 2020

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    Jane Layton

    An expensive eyesore we don’t need and don’t want. Give us back our City Hoppers and our ferry stops at Dockside & Thornton street! BCC DON’T LOVE KANGAROO POINT BUT WE IT’S RESIDENTS DO!!

    November 11, 2020

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    Serena

    I thought we were trying to be a “New World City”, why are all the new bridges so boring to look at? Certainly far from iconic. What a waste. I also seriously hope the design is reconsidered.

    July 28, 2020

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    Ian Wallace

    What an unnecessary eyesore. After the completion of the Neville Bonner Bridge (Queen’s Wharf), there will be seven bridges in the CBD where pedestrians and cyclists have an opportunity to cross the river. Do we really need to spend $200 plus million dollars of public money on an eighth.

    July 14, 2020

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    Vanessa

    I think this bridge design is modern, refreshing, complementary to the surroundings. Excellent design

    July 2, 2020

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    Ethan

    What happened to the original design by KIRK architects? It was well considered, taking into account local heritage and architectural context in its design nod to the Story Bridge. Further to this, it wasn’t visually imposing like this design is.

    I hope they reconsider.

    June 24, 2020

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    Leonie Bremer-Kamp

    It will mean that most yachts with a mast can’t get under – not just ‘Tall Ships’. So that will mean that the many international & local yachts that come to Brisbane, wont be able to tie up at the piles beside the Botanic Gardens which they have been doing for decades.

    June 20, 2020

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    Nicholas

    I am in full support of a green bridge being developed at this location. I think it is an excellent idea that will encourage more walking and cycling in our city. However, I am very disappointed in the current design of the bridge. For better or for worse, the bridge will change the iconic view of our city from Kangaroo Point. As such, it’s essential that the bridge is aesthetically pleasing.

    A weirdly tall, unpleasantly asymmetrical design is a visual eyesore. The height obstructs the view of the city, while the lack of symmetry is visually displeasing. Overall, it’s just a very generic, forgettable design.

    As the view of Brisbane from Kangaroo Point is so iconic, I would hope the city would choose to pay attention to aesthetics more, and design a bridge which compliments our skyline rather than detracting from it.

    I hope they reconsider this design.

    June 18, 2020

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    Colin Dunford

    Well that will be another eyesore for the city and spoil the vista from Kangaroo Point across to the city. As stated that will be the end of an era with the cross river ferries. Just another monstrosity to visually pollute the skyline.

    June 17, 2020

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    Dean

    Ok boomer

    June 16, 2020

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