The Kangaroo Point Green Bridge project has reached a key milestone with the successful installation of its first steel bridge deck span, connecting the CBD landing site at Alice Street and Edward Street to the first bridge pier.
Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner expressed his excitement for the project and the impact it will have on Brisbane.
“The Kangaroo Point Green Bridge will be a Brisbane icon when finished, with images of the bridge and its striking 83-metre mast certain to become synonymous with our city in the years to come,” said Schrinner.
“The over-water restaurant and café that we have incorporated into the project will also make the bridge a must-do destination for residents and visitors,” he added. “Wherever I go in Brisbane, people are keen to know more about this fantastic project, so it’s great we can start the year by announcing the bridge has reached this key milestone.”
Schrinner also spoke about the practical benefits of the bridge, saying, “The bridge will provide a critical link between a redeveloped Gabba Stadium and the CBD, particularly during the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games.”
With four more bridge spans to be installed by mid-2023 and pre-cast concrete deck panels to be fitted into place, the project is moving forward at a fast pace.
The bridge is expected to be completed in 2024 and to be used by over 6,000 pedestrians, cyclists, and e-mobility riders daily by 2036, potentially reducing car trips across the river by up to 84,000 each year.
“Most of the marine piling works have now been completed and will be followed by concrete pours for the marine piers, which will support the bridge from underneath,” said Schrinner. The project is being delivered on behalf of Connect Brisbane, a consortium of bridge design, engineering, and construction specialists led by BESIX Watpac.