The first of Brisbane City Concil’s proposed green bridges has taken another step towards completion, with new design renderings giving locals the first glimpse of the forthcoming pedestrian and cycling bridge linking Scott Street in Kangaroo Point to Alice Street in Brisbane City. The council has unveiled the designs ahead of a second phase of community consultation and site inspections, following on from initial consultations conducted in 2019. These illustrated renders show the bridge’s sleek single-mast suspension-cable design, with a shade structure running the bridge’s entire length and a viewing platform and elevated entry point on the Kangaroo Point side.
In addition to the visual assets, Brisbane City Council has also earmarked the Kangaroo Point bridge for fast-tracked completion, bringing forward the estimated date to 2023 after initial projections listed a 2024 delivery. The Kangaroo Point bridge is one of five proposed green bridges up for consideration, alongside connections between Toowong and West End, St Lucia and West End, Belbowrie and Wacol, and another bridge spanning Breakfast Creek. The project, which is a significant initiative of Brisbane City Council’s Transport Plan for Brisbane – Implementation Plan 2018, is estimated to cost $550 million.