Kooringal Drive bridge replacement
Brisbane City Council is pleased to announce that construction to upgrade and replace the Kooringal Drive pedestrian bridge in Jindalee will commence in mid-to-late October 2023.
|Address||Pedestrian bridge connecting Kooringal Drive and the Centenary Highway Bikeway, Jindalee|
|Project outcomes||Rebuild and recover this important connection|
Start of construction
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 is being replaced for community safety.
The damage to the bridge foundations was significant and we are replacing the bridge structure and repairing surrounding embankments to safely reopen this connection.
We know this is an important link in the local active transport network, connecting the popular Centenary Highway Bikeway with the local Jindalee network, as well as nearby businesses, shopping facilities, and public transport.
The new bridge will be a more flood resilient crossing at 2.6 metres higher than the original bridge. This will future proof this important connection for active travellers.
Construction will commence in mid-to-late October 2023 and is anticipated to be complete in early 2024, weather and site conditions permitting.
Work will be undertaken Monday to Saturday, from 7am to 5pm, with occasional night works as required. Advanced notification will be provided to local residents and businesses in close proximity to the site for any out-of-hour activities.
Throughout construction, businesses and residents in close proximity to the works may experience:
- increased truck movements,
- low levels of noise, vibration and dust
- changed traffic conditions, including minor temporary lane closures and changes to pedestrian and cyclist routes.
The pathway from Kooringal Drive to the gym car park will be closed to ensure public safety. Detour signage will be placed in the area.
Works will involve:
- earthworks and piling works in preparation for building the new bridge
- installing a new bridge over Jindalee Creek with a 3.6-metre-wide shared path
- constructing new shared path connections on either side of the bridge, connecting with the new TMR bikeway alignment and Kooringal Drive
- installing scour protection in Jindalee Creek
- installing new lighting at either end of the new bridge
- removing the existing shared paths
- general landscaping and tidy up works.
To facilitate these works some minor tree trimming will be required and 33 trees on the western side of Jindalee Creek will need to be removed.
We will be replanting 38 trees and additional shrubs and ground coverings at the site. All works will be undertaken in consultation with a qualified arborist.
For more information about the project design, download the project plan.
Project history and planning
Investigations were undertaken from late July to late September 2022 to help inform the design of the replacement bridge and embankment repair. The existing bridge was removed in early February 2023 to ensure the safety of the community.
Integration with TMR’s Centenary Bridge Upgrade
The damaged Kooringal Drive bridge is an important connection over Jindalee Creek, linking Kooringal Drive and Council parkland with state-owned land and the Centenary Highway Bikeway.
The Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) Centenary Bridge Upgrade project runs directly adjacent to the Jindalee Creek and commenced construction in mid-2023. This has meant our design to replace the pedestrian bridge needed to fully integrate with Transport Main Roads (TMR) design for the Centenary Cycleway and allow considerations for both projects to run side by side.
We worked closely with the Queensland Government to identify a new alignment and design that is suitable for the needs of the community, Council and TMR.
Development Application preparations
In conjunction with this, our team worked diligently with the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF) to prepare and submit a Development Application (DA) for our project.
Jindalee Creek has an ‘Amber’ waterway classification under the DAF guideline and is subject to a tidal works permit approval. The Development Approval was approved in the last week of August 2023.
The existing Kooringal Drive pedestrian bridge has been removed for community safety, with a detour in place via Sinnamon Road. Signage has been placed in the area 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 until repair works are completed, walk and ride with care and use alternative routes.
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