Sutling Street bridge replacement project – Chapel Hill and Kenmore

Brisbane City Council is replacing the existing timber pedestrian bridge in Cubberla Creek Reserve, between Sutling Street, Chapel Hill and Akuna Street Kenmore, to improve accessibility and safety.

Project summary

Address Cubberla Creek Reserve
Ward Pullenvale
Project outcomes Improved safety and accessibility for pedestrians and cyclists
Latest update Construction started in late July 2019

About the project

The existing one metre-wide timber bridge at Cubblera Creek Reserve is nearing the end of its lifespan. Council is replacing the timber bridge with a new 11 metre-long, 3.2 metre-wide steel bridge to improve safety and accessibility for pedestrian and cyclists. The new bridge will have a steel truss design and will maintain the alignment of the existing bridge.

The project will involve:

  • removing the existing bridge structure
  • piling works to construct the new bridge foundation
  • installing the new steel truss bridge and handrails  
  • reconstructing sections of footpath leading up to the new bridge. 

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Construction started in late July 2019 and is expected to be completed in late 2019, weather and construction conditions permitting.

Construction activities 

Construction is generally taking place Monday to Saturday, 7am to 5pm. Council will provide advance notice for any out-of-hours works during construction. Residents in close proximity to the works may experience construction noise, increased truck movements and low level vibration and dust.

The bridge has been temporarily closed for the duration of the works. A detour will be in place (refer to attached project plan) with signage to direct pedestrians and cyclists.

Council has identified two camphor laurel trees that may require trimming to allow for piling works and placement of the bridge structure. A qualified arborist will be onsite to supervise these works and ensure the tree trimming works are carried out in accordance with Council's environmental policies.

More information

If you would like to provide comments, ask questions or find out more about the Sutling Street bridge replacement, you can:

  • phone the project team on 1800 884 681
  • phone Council on 07 3403 8888
  • email the project team
  • write to:
    Sutling Street bridge replacement project
    City Projects Office
    Brisbane City Council
    GPO Box 1434
    Brisbane Qld 4001.
Last updated:4 October 2019
Topics: chapel hill