Kooringal Drive bridge replacement
Brisbane City Council is in the design phase for rebuilding and recovering the Kooringal Drive pedestrian bridge in Jindalee.
|Address||Pedestrian bridge connecting Kooringal Drive and the Centenary Highway Bikeway, Jindalee|
|Project outcomes||Rebuild and recover this important connection|
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 been removed 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 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 repair and 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 is scheduled to start construction in early 2023. This meant that our design to replace the pedestrian bridge needed to fully integrate with the State’s design for the bikeway and allow considerations for both projects to run side by side.
We have been working closely with the State Government to identify a new alignment and design that is suitable for the needs of the community, Council and TMR.
We are continuing to work with TMR to finalise our design and coordinate a plan for the construction of the two projects.
Development Application preparations
In conjunction with this, our team have been working 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 will be subject to a tidal works permit approval. This process can take up to six months to complete.
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.
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