Brisbane City Council is building new active transport bridges across Brisbane to make it even easier for you to get around our city.

The Breakfast Creek / Yowoggera Bridge and Lores Bonney Riverwalk extension is now open, providing an enhanced active transport link between the inner city and northern suburbs. 

Following many months of meaningful consultation with the Traditional Custodians of Brisbane, the new active transport connection has been named the Breakfast Creek / Yowoggera Bridge, forever acknowledging the area's significant history. Learn more.

The new bridge will ensure Brisbane continues to be a great place to live, work and relax, and will provide the perfect way for residents to explore our river city during the Brisbane 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games, leaving a lasting legacy for generations to come.

Council thanks local residents and businesses for their patience and understanding during the delivery of this vital project.

For information regarding the construction of the bridge, including the latest project updates, visit the Breakfast Creek / Yowoggera Bridge construction page.

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Project fly-through video

View the following fly-through video. You can also watch this video on Council's YouTube channel.

Artist impressions

View artist impressions in the following gallery. You can also view the 'Breakfast Creek / Yowoggera Bridge Artist's Impressions' album via Council's Flickr account.

About the project

The Breakfast Creek / Yowoggera Bridge provides an improved walking and riding link between the Lores Bonney Riverwalk and the inner city.

Providing a convenient, safe and accessible connection for all bridge users, the project complements the area’s unique heritage and landscape setting.

The project included:

  • an arch bridge spanning across Breakfast Creek with a length of approximately 80 metres
  • extending the existing Lores Bonney Riverwalk by 175 metres from Cameron Rocks Reserve to the northern bridge approach
  • dedicated pathways for pedestrians and cyclists on the bridge deck and approach pathways, with a minimum width of six metres
  • a distinctive colour inspired by the leaves of the Moreton Bay fig tree
  • pause points at the southern and northern bridge approaches, providing an opportunity to enjoy views of Newstead House and the Brisbane River
  • a high-quality landing point in Newstead Park with new signage, rest areas and drinking fountains
  • integrated pathways and landscaping within Newstead Park and Cameron Rocks Reserve
  • interpretive signage and feature lighting.

Bridge name recognises area's significant history

Following many months of meaningful consultation with the Traditional Custodians of Brisbane, Council is pleased to announce the new active transport connection has been named the Breakfast Creek / Yowoggera Bridge.

Breakfast Creek and Newstead were some of South East Queensland’s most important corroboree (gathering) places, with some Aboriginal people saying the word Yowoggera means “corroboree” or “corroboree place”.

People from all over the region gathered at Breakfast Creek, arriving via overland paths or via the river.

The area was once also the location of one of Brisbane’s largest permanent Aboriginal camp sites, which were areas for sleeping, food preparation, ceremony and areas for additional people during times of corroboree.

Council thanks the Traditional Custodians of Brisbane for their cultural knowledge, which has informed the naming of the bridge.

Ongoing walking and cycling connections


Council is committed to ensuring the Breakfast Creek / Yowoggera Bridge provides safe and convenient access to the surrounding active transport network.

As part of the project, Council delivered a new two-way on-road bike path from the bridge landing at Newstead Park, along Breakfast Creek Road and Newstead Avenue, through to Newstead Terrace at Halford Street.

This new connection provides a safe, separate ongoing connection to the inner city and CBD, and avoids the need for commuter and sport cyclists to travel through Newstead Park.

Council recognises the importance of Newstead Terrace as a primary cycling route and will consider further improvements along this active transport corridor and the broader ongoing network against citywide priorities and available funding.



Accessible version

You can also download the Breakfast Creek / Yowoggera Bridge location map (Word - 4.16Mb).

Project benefits

Provides more opportunities for walking and riding

Activates an underutilised part of the Brisbane River

Connects business and employment opportunities with growing lifestyle precincts

More than 140 jobs created during construction

Newstead House

Council worked with the Newstead House Conservation Project to minimise impacts on park users throughout construction of the Breakfast Creek / Yowoggera Bridge.

To find out more about the Newstead House Conservation Project, including the latest information on construction activities and timing, visit the Newstead House website.

Project timeline

Key milestones in the development of the Breakfast Creek / Yowoggera Bridge.


Preliminary investigations



Initial consultation phase



Initial technical investigations and concept design development



Consultation on concept design



Detailed design and procurement




completed - February 2024

Community consultation

Initial consultation on the project was undertaken in late 2019 as part of the Bridges for Brisbane Program's early planning phase. Council has completed a detailed analysis of all feedback received and prepared an Initial Consultation Outcomes report.

Key feedback received on this bridge included:

  • general support for the proposed alignment, with around 62% of people supporting this alignment
  • general support for improved connectivity for cyclists and pedestrians between the new Lores Bonney Riverwalk and the inner city, with approximately 50% of survey respondents indicating they would use the bridge daily or weekly.

Following positive community feedback on the Breakfast Creek / Yowoggera Bridge, Council undertook further technical investigations and assessments in early 2020 to inform the concept design. 

In August and September 2020, Council undertook community consultation on the Breakfast Creek / Yowoggera Bridge concept design. Council reviewed and analysed all feedback received on the concept design and prepared a consultation summary document. A detailed consultation report was also prepared that outlines the consultation process and feedback received.

Overall feedback indicated general positive support for the concept design, with 70% of survey respondents either completely or somewhat in favour of the overall design.

In October 2021, Council released the final design for the project.

Project documents and resources

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Brisbane City Council acknowledges this Country and its Traditional Custodians. We pay our respects to the Elders, those who have passed into the dreaming; those here today; those of tomorrow.