Brisbane Green Bridges – unlocking the city
Council has bold plans for five new green bridges which are designed to ease movement between key suburbs within the inner-ring. The pedestrian bridges will connect with public transport and shared-use bikeways. Bridges with the greatest impact will join Kangaroo Point and the CBD, Toowong and West End, and West End to St Lucia. There are crossings proposed at Breakfast Creek and Bellbowrie.
Council recently updated MyBrisbane stating The Kangaroo Point and Breakfast Creek bridges will be the first delivered. Kangaroo Point will connect the corner of Alice and Edward Streets in the CBD to Scott Street in Kangaroo Point foreshore. Breakfast Creek will straddle the mouth of Breakfast Creek, opening a fast lane from the northern suburbs to the CBD. The Breakfast Creek Green Bridge will also presumably connect the new Lores Bonney Riverwalk.
Estimated completion: There is no estimated completion for the green bridges. The project is currently undergoing technical investigations and community consultation. The timeline states construction on the first bridge could commence in 2021 with completion expected by 2024.