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.

Construction activities are now underway for the Kangaroo Point Green Bridge, with the project expected to be completed by late 2023.

Construction updates

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

See below for the latest construction updates for the Kangaroo Point Green Bridge.

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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 have been 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 commenced in late 2021 and included:

  • 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.

Major works commenced in early 2022, with the Kangaroo Point Green Bridge expected to open to the public in late 2023.

Construction factsheets

Download the construction factsheets to learn more about key construction activities required to build the Kangaroo Point Green Bridge.

Piling and bridge foundation construction

Project timeline

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

Working in the river

Connect Brisbane has established 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.

In consultation with Marine Safety Queensland, the speed limit in the river near the marine construction area has been reduced to six knots during construction for safety reasons.

Contact Connect Brisbane

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

Last updated: 3 March 2022

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