Kooringal Drive bridge replacement

Brisbane City Council is in the design phase for rebuilding and recovering the Kooringal Drive pedestrian bridge in Jindalee.

Project summary

This table provides summary information about the Kooringal Drive bridge replacement project including address, ward, project outcomes and latest update.
Address Pedestrian bridge connecting Kooringal Drive and the Centenary Highway Bikeway, Jindalee
Ward Jamboree
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 the Centenary Highway Bikeway and Kooringal Drive 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 in the local active transport network, providing a crossing over Jindalee Creek to the Centenary Highway Bikeway, linking the community to businesses, shopping facilities, and public transport.

We are working hard to rebuild and recover this connection and will ensure the design of the replacement bridge will increase its future resilience to flooding, ensuring the asset is built back better.

Investigations were undertaken from late July to late September 2022 to help inform the design of the replacement bridge and embankment repairs.

Demolition

The existing Kooringal Drive bridge will be removed in early 2023 to ensure the safety of the site should further flooding occur.

These works will include removing the existing bridge structure and relocating it offsite to be demolished, excavating the damaged concrete foundations, and installing erosion protection mats to stabilise the embankment. The existing bridge structure will be recycled for use in other Council projects and works.

We are committed to keeping the community up to date and more information about the upcoming demolition will be provided as the project progresses.

Next steps

We are currently working on a design for the Kooringal Drive bridge replacement project, with a design expected early 2023. We are focussing on flood resilient design features in our design of the replacement bridge to assist with resilience during future flooding, and accessibility 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.

We are committed to keeping the community up to date and more information will be provided as the project progresses.

Interim detours

The existing Kooringal Drive pedestrian bridge is closed for community safety, with a detour in place via Sinnamon Road. Signage has been placed at the bridge advising of the detour.

We are committed to getting this important connection back online as soon as possible and we appreciate your patience while we are working to do so.

Your safety is our highest priority, so while the old bridge is damaged and cannot safely reopen until repair works are completed, please walk and ride with care and use alternative routes.

More information

If you would like to find out more about the Kooringal Drive bridge replacement project you can:

  • phone the project team on 1800 669 416 during business hours
  • phone Council on 07 3403 8888 outside business hours
  • email the project team
Last updated: 19 December 2022

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