Kangaroo Point Green Bridge construction

Brisbane City Council has appointed Connect Brisbane, led by BESIX Watpac, to design and construct the Kangaroo Point Green Bridge.

Connect Brisbane is a consortium of bridge design, engineering and construction specialists led by BESIX Watpac, who are head officed in Brisbane, and include Rizzani de Eccher, WSP, Dissing + Weitling, Blight Rayner, ASPECT Studios, Right Angle Studios and Rowland.

The consortium’s experience spans global and local projects including Perth’s signature Matagarup Bridge and Dubai’s landmark Water Canal Bridges.

Connect Brisbane will source more than 90 per cent of construction supplies and materials from South East Queensland businesses, with more than 300 local jobs and up to 50 apprenticeships created to provide a much-needed boost for our local construction industry.

Following contract award, Connect Brisbane will spend the second half of 2021 finalising the detailed design for the project. Initial construction activities will start in late 2021, with completion of the Kangaroo Point Green Bridge expected by late 2023.

Construction updates

Connect Brisbane will be responsible for managing construction impacts and keeping the community informed for the duration of works on the project.

Detailed information about upcoming works for the Kangaroo Point Green Bridge will be available here later in 2021.

Temporary signalised crossing – Edward and Alice Street intersection, Brisbane City

In anticipation for construction of the Kangaroo Point Green Bridge, Council is installing a temporary signalised crossing at the Edward Street and Alice Street intersection.

With a new signalised connection to the City Botanic Gardens, to accomodate construction activities and in response to community feedback, Council is also moving the CityLink Cycleway trial on Edward Street to the western side of the road, between Margaret Street and Alice Street.

Timing

Construction will commence on Monday 18 October 2021 and take approximately two months to complete, weather and site conditions permitting.

To minimise impacts to road users and ensure safety for road workers, the works will be undertaken at night between 7pm and 5am, Sunday to Thursday.

Residents and businesses in close proximity to the works may experience an increase in noise, dust and vehicle movements. Council apologises for any inconvenience caused.

Project details

These works will involve:

  • installing a temporary signalised crossing at the Edward Street and Alice Street intersection, including new traffic signals, concrete islands, line marking and detector loops
  • switching the CityLink Cycleway trial to the western side of Edward Street, between Margaret Street and Alice Street
  • relocating taxi and loading zones from the eastern side to the western side of Edward Street.

Moving the CityLink Cycleway trial to the western side of Edward Street helps riders navigate through these construction changes and improves connectivity for riders by removing a two-stage crossing at the Margaret Street intersection, which has been key feedback from riders during the trial. The CityLink Cycleway trial is currently underway and will continue until March 2022.

You can view the project plan below for more information about these works, including changes to parking and loading zones.

For more information about these works:

Construction animation

Watch the animation to learn about the construction of the bridge.

Construction overview

Council will work with Connect Brisbane to minimise construction impacts on the local community, where possible. While many construction activities will be undertaken from the river, work sites will be established at:

  • C.T. White Park (off Hamilton Street) and Scott Street in Kangaroo Point
  • the corner of Alice and Edward Streets, near the City Botanic Gardens in the CBD.

Initial works will commence from late 2021 and include:

  • pre-site establishment works and investigations including dilapidation surveys, locating services, noise monitoring and the establishment of an off-site fabrication yard
  • relocation of park infrastructure and utilities
  • establishment of work sites
  • diversion of pedestrian and cycle pathways, with safe access maintained through the construction areas
  • some vegetation removal in accordance with required approvals.

Council is committed to ensuring any trees removed will be replaced in the immediate and surrounding areas as part of the project.

Main construction works are expected to commence in early 2022, with the Kangaroo Point Green Bridge expected to open to the public in late 2023.

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Download a copy of the Kangaroo Point Green Bridge construction areas map (Word - 615kb).

Project timeline

Key milestones in the development of the Kangaroo Point Green Bridge.

Stage

Late 2021

Start of initial works, including site establishment and service relocations

Stage

2022

Works in the river to construct the bridge deck, viewing areas, mast, pylons and cable stays

Stage

2023

Final fit out of bridge and landing points, including paving and landscaping

Stage

Late 2023

Construction expected to be completed

Working in the river

Connect Brisbane will establish a marine construction zone to provide a safe working environment for construction of the bridge. From early 2022, marine barges will facilitate construction activities in the river.

Many of the bridge elements will be preassembled off-site and transported by water for installation, helping to reduce impacts on the local community.

A tower crane will also operate from a temporary platform in the river, close to the City side, to assist with construction of the bridge.

The speed limit in the river is likely to be lowered during construction, with specific requirements to be confirmed later in 2021.

Contact Connect Brisbane

If you have any questions or would like more information about the Kangaroo Point Green Bridge, you can:

Last updated: 12 October 2021