Brisbane City Council has officially lodged its development application for a new ‘green bridge’ that’s set to have an impressive feature.
The development application for the striking new bridge set to span the Brisbane River between the CBD and Kangaroo Point have been lodged.
It’s one of four green bridges the LNP administration have vowed to build in coming years.
The planning documents lodged earlier this week said “construction of the Kangaroo Point green bridge could begin as early as late 2021, with expected completion by the end of 2023.”
The bridge will be 6.8 metres wide, allowing for a pedestrian and cycle lane, 470 metres long and have a single 104m-tall mast that will be taller than the Story Bridge.
Cables attached to the mast will hold the bridge structure up above the Brisbane River, high enough to allow boats to pass safely below.
The bridge will launch from Scott Street in Kangaroo Point and land at the corner of Alice and Edward Streets in the CBD.
The development application for the project said a bridge between the two inner-city suburbs had been mooted as far back as the 1860s.
“Kangaroo Point green bridge is a world-class gateway to Brisbane’s city centre and Kangaroo Point Peninsula, the newest link in the city’s active green network,” the application said.
The project would now be assessed by council’s town-planners.
More pedestrian bridges are planned at Breakfast Creek in the North and between West End, Toowong and St Lucia in the West.
Construction of the Breakfast Creek bridge could also start later this year while community consultation is underway on the two West End links.
Public and active transport chair Ryan Murphy said the “fast-tracked” bridge would support more than 300 jobs during construction.
“On Tuesday, council lodged the application for the works to deliver this bridge, ahead of awarding the tender for construction mid-year,” Cr Murphy said.
“Lodging an application now gives us extra time to gain important State Government approvals for the bridge,” he said.
Cr Murphy said the link would support 5400 trips per day.