Hawera Court pedestrian bridge replacement
Brisbane City Council is in the design phase for rebuilding and recovering the Hawera Court pedestrian bridge in Aspley.
|Address||Pedestrian bridge connecting Hawera Court and Hawera Crescent Park, Aspley|
|Project outcomes||Rebuild and recover this important connection|
|Latest update||Planning and design|
About the project
The severe weather event in February 2022 caused significant damage across Brisbane with many of our infrastructure and green spaces critically impacted.
The bridge between Hawera Court and Hawera Crescent Park was damaged during the severe weather event and has remained closed for community safety.
The damage to the bridge foundations was significant and we need to replace the bridge structure and repair surrounding embankments to safely reopen this connection.
We know this is an important connection for local residents to access Hawera Crescent Park and Little Cabbage Tree Creek Bikeway and we are working hard to rebuild and recover this connection, with a focus on building back better.
We completed investigations from late July to late September 2022 to help inform the design of the replacement bridge and embankment repairs.
We are currently working on the design for the Hawera Court pedestrian bridge replacement, with a design expected in early 2023. We are focussing on flood resilient design features for the replacement bridge to strengthen this connection for future flooding events and improve connectivity for people walking and riding.
Works to install a new bridge are expected to start onsite in late 2023, pending design finalisation and availability of resources and materials. The new bridge structure will be fabricated in an offsite facility, starting in the first half of 2023.
Existing bridge removal works
The existing pedestrian bridge, which is currently closed, will be demolished in late November 2022 to ensure the safety of the site should further flooding occur.
These works will include removing the bridge structure and relocating it offsite to be demolished, excavating the damaged concrete foundations and installing erosion prevention matting to protect the embankment.
Works will be from 7am to 5pm, Monday to Saturday and take approximately three weeks to complete, weather and conditions permitting.
If you live in or are travelling through the area, you may:
- see contractors on site and notice construction vehicles using Kakanui St, Horn Road and Muneera Crescent to access the work site in Hawera Crescent Park
- notice increased noise, dust and vibrations during works.
We are committed to keeping the community up to date and more information will be provided as the project progresses.
The existing Hawera Court pedestrian bridge is closed for community safety, with a detour in place via Horn Road. Signage has been placed at the bridge advising of the detour.
We are committed to getting this important connection back online and we appreciate your patience while we are working to do so.
Your safety is our highest priority, so while the old bridge is closed and cannot safely reopen until replacement works are completed, please walk and ride with care and use alternative routes.
If you would like to find out more about the Hawera Court pedestrian bridge replacement project you can:
- phone the project team on 1800 884 681 during business hours
- phone Council on 07 3403 8888 outside business hours
- email the project team