Noble Street pedestrian bridge removal - Wilston | Brisbane City Council

Noble Street pedestrian bridge removal - Wilston

Brisbane City Council will commence works to partially remove the Noble Street pedestrian bridge in late March 2019. Works are anticipated to be completed in May 2019, weather and construction conditions permitting.

Project summary

Address Noble Street, Wilston
Ward Enoggera, Central
Project outcomes Removal of the Noble Street pedestrian bridge
Latest update Pre-clearance works and start of construction

About the project

The Noble Street pedestrian bridge closed to pedestrians in 2009. This was due to the deterioration of its structural components and public safety concerns. Council replaced the Noble Street pedestrian bridge with an alternate bridge approximately 80 metres to the west.

Works to remove the Noble Street pedestrian bridge will include:

  • establishment of a site compound within Gould Road Park
  • placement of access track from Gould Road Park to the southern bridge abutment
  • use of small excavators, tipper trucks, cranes and associated demolition equipment
  • removal of four trees and trimming of some mangroves to facilitate safe access and demolition works
  • removal of the two southern spans of the bridge and associated piers
  • rehabilitation and stabilisation work following completion of works.

The timing of the additional stages involving the removal of the three northern spans of the bridge and associated piers will be dependent on future Council budget allocation.

Before works can begin to partially remove the existing pedestrian bridge, a pre-clearance program needs to be undertaken in accordance with Council’s Flying Fox Roost Management permit to ensure the safety of flying foxes during the bridge removal works.

Council’s contractor has engaged a suitably qualified consultant who may use several methods to safely clear the flying foxes from the proximity of the work site including methods such as clapping tubes together to create audible and visual cues for the flying foxes to temporarily leave the area.

These works will occur from 4.30am between Monday 25 March and Friday 29 March 2019, weather and site conditions permitting. The pre-clearance works need to be undertaken at this time as this is when the flying foxes return to the area to roost. During this time residents near the work site may hear loud banging noises.

Council has identified approximately four trees, on the southern side of Breakfast Creek that will need to be removed as part of this project to accommodate safe access for machinery. These trees will be removed in consultation with a Council’s regional arboricultural coordinator. Council is committed to minimising any impact on the environment and will undertake appropriate offset planting and landscaping in the immediate area. Some marine plants (i.e. mangroves) will need to be trimmed to allow safe removal of the spans of the bridge. All appropriate permits and notifications are in place to allow these works to commence.

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Project timing

Construction will generally take place between Monday and Saturday from 7am to 5pm. Council will provide advance notification for any out-of-hours works during construction. Residents in the area can expect construction noise, increased truck movement and low-level vibrations and dust.

More information

For further information about the Noble Street Bridge removal project, you can:

  • phone the project team on 1800 669 416 (business hours)
  • phone Council on 07 3403 8888 (after hours)
  • email the project team 
  • write to:
    Noble Street Bridge removal project
    City Projects
    Brisbane City Council
    GPO Box 1434
    Brisbane Qld 4001.
22 March 2019