Brickyard Road bridge replacement – Virginia/Geebung

Brisbane City Council is pleased to announce that works to replace the Brickyard Road pedestrian bridge in Virginia and Geebung will commence in early May 2021. 

Project summary

This table provides project summary information for the Brickyard Road Bridge Replacement Project including address, ward, project outcomes and latest update.
Address Brickyard Road, Virginia and Geebung
Ward Northgate and Marchant
Project outcomes Improved safety and access
Latest update

Start of construction

Download the project plan:

About the project

The Brickyard Road pedestrian bridge has been identified as a key active transport infrastructure facility. The bridge provides an important link between Virginia and Geebung across Downfall Creek and facilitates access to Virginia State School, Downfall Creek Dog Park and popular walking and cycling paths.

The existing concrete bridge was constructed in the 1930s and is reaching the end of its serviceable life. 

Project details

In order to maintain a safe crossing. Council will be replacing the existing bridge with a new 1.8-metre-wide bridge.

The project will include:

  • removing the existing bridge structure
  • constructing a new bridge including piles and handrails
  • replacing the footpath connections on each side of the bridge to improve the approaches to the bridge and tie into existing footpaths
  • creek bank stabilisation and landscaping works.

Works will generally be undertaken from Monday to Saturday between 7am and 5pm. The local community may experience low-level construction noise, dust and vibration. Every effort will be made to minimise disruption to the local community during these works. Council is committed to keeping local residents informed and will provide advance notification of any out-of-hours works.

During construction, access via the existing pathway and bridge across Downfall Creek will be closed to ensure the safety of pedestrians, cyclists and project workers. Pedestrians and cyclists will be detoured west to the Downfall Creek Bikeway path and detour signage will be in place to direct pathway users. Please refer to the attached project plan for further information.

In order to replace the pedestrian bridge, Council has identified four weed species and one juvenile tree that will need to be removed as part of this project. All vegetation will be removed in accordance with the relevant environmental guidelines.  Council is committed to minimising any impact on the environment and will undertake offset planting and landscaping within the project vicinity after construction.

Project timing

Construction will commence in early May 2021 and take approximately 4 months to complete, weather and site conditions permitting. 

More information

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

  • phone the project team on 1800 884 681 during business hours
  • phone Council on 07 3403 8888 outside of business hours
  • email the project team
  • write to:
    Brickyard Road bridge replacement project
    City Projects Office
    Brisbane City Council
    GPO Box 1434
    Brisbane Qld 4001. 
Last updated: 21 April 2021