By Juliano Oliveira
The future Breakfast Creek Green Bridge has finally got a final design, as construction work is planned to be kicked off this year.
Brisbane City Council says that the bridge will serve as a connector for the Olympics Athlete’s Village at Northshore Hamilton during the 2032 Games.
“This is a crucial step towards securing the final approvals we need to commence work on the green bridge that will provide a $67 million investment in the local industry, deliver new active transport options and create 140 local construction jobs,” Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner said.
“The final design, which has been submitted as part of the application, has been refined following community feedback and shows an 80-metre-long bridge with an arch design.”
Breakfast Creek Green Bridge will bring colours based on Moreton Bay Fig Trees and the Newstead Park, thought to integrate with the park’s heritage feel. The design project also carries LED lighting, rest stops and a direct connection to the Lores Bonney Riverwalk.
“The Lores Bonney Riverwalk is currently used 2300 times a day, and this new green bridge will improve safety and increase capacity to the riverwalk by creating a continuous walking and cycling connection,” Cr Schrinner said.
In the coming months, BCC will hold information sessions for the residents in the local area about the Breakfast Creek Green Bridge and its construction.
Cr Schrinner said his Council’s $550 million investment in green bridges would be transformational for Brisbane.
“The Schrinner Council is fast-tracking the Breakfast Creek and Kangaroo Point Green Bridges, so the investment can flow back into the local industry and create local jobs as we continue to recover from the coronavirus pandemic,” he said.
“These green bridges will take cars off our roads and deliver new connections that will make Brisbane an even better place to live,” he said.