Meadowbank Street Park bridge replacement
Brisbane City Council has started the construction of the Meadowbank Street Park bridge replacement in Carindale. The bridge connects pedestrians and cyclists between Eromanga Street Park and the Meadowbank Street Park, over Bulimba Creek.
|Address||Meadowbank Street Park, Carindale|
|Project outcomes||Enhanced usability for pedestrians and cyclists with a widened crossing, provide a modern safe facility and reduce ongoing maintenance costs.|
Start of construction
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About the project
Council is replacing the existing bridge as it was nearing the end of its serviceable lifespan. The bridge will be replaced with an updated design that meets the current standard for public safety.
The upgrade will enhance usability for pedestrians and cyclists with a widened crossing and create a high quality and accessible bikeway for residents of Brisbane’s eastern suburbs.
Works to replace the Meadowbank Street park bridge include:
- removing the existing bridge structure
- installing a temporary bridge to maintain access
- installing a new, upgraded 3.1 metre-wide bridge structure with 1.4 metre-high bike safe handrails
- protective creek works to enhance the operation of the waterway and prolong the life of the new bridge structure.
Access to the bridge will be closed during construction. Council will install a temporary bridge adjacent to the existing bridge structure to maintain access for pedestrians and cyclists.
Council will undertake works from Monday to Friday between 6.30am to 5pm and some weekend or out-of-hours works may also be required. Council is committed to keeping the community informed of construction in their area and will provide advance notification of out-of-hours activities.
Council identified eight trees that require removal as part of the project. Four trees have already been removed, with the remainder for removal at the start of construction. All trees are removed in consultation with a Council arborist. Council will make every effort to minimise environmental impacts during construction. Vegetation impacts will be offset in accordance with Council policies and relevant legislative requirements.
To facilitate the offset requirements, Council will be working with Bulimba Creek Catchment Coordinating Committee to replant trees in the area.
Council would like to thank the community for their patience and understanding during these works.
Council anticipates construction to start early January and be completed by mid-2019, weather and construction conditions permitting.
If you would like to find out more about the Meadowbank Street Park bridge replacement project you can:
- phone the project team on 1800 884 681 during working hours
- phone Council on 07 3403 8888 outside working hours
- email the project team
- write to:
Meadowbank Street Park bridge replacement project
Brisbane City Council
GPO Box 1434
Brisbane Qld 4001.