Major infrastructure installed on QLD’s Neville Bonner Bridge

Major infrastructure installed on QLD’s Neville Bonner Bridge
Image courtesy of the Queensland Government.

The Neville Bonner pedestrian bridge in Brisbane’s CBD has reached another milestone with the installation of two 90 tonne arch segments, as well as the crowning arch for the structure.

The Neville Bonner Bridge will form part of the Queen’s Wharf Brisbane development, which will include an integrated resort development to provide for the tourism, leisure and entertainment requirements of Brisbane’s CBD.

The bridge will run diagonally across the Brisbane River and will provide connections to the South Bank. It will span 322 metres across the river.

Destination Brisbane Consortium is delivering the $3.6 billion development, which will cover more than 26 hectares across land and water.

Deputy Premier Steven Miles said the Neville Bonner pedestrian bridge will be a focal icon for the Queens Wharf development.

“The uplift of steel superstructure will happen over three nights. Two arch segments, both measuring 60 metres long and weighing in at 90 tonnes each, and the crowning arch which will sit 30 metres above the river,” Miles said.

“It will add to Brisbane’s collection of unique bridges and enable greater connectivity across the city, joining what will be two of Brisbane’s busiest social and entertainment precincts, South Bank and the Queen’s Wharf.”

Work on the Neville Bonner pedestrian bridge is expected to peak with 2000 workers onsite daily next year and will welcome 1.4 million visitors a year once completed.

The Neville Bonner Bridge and Queens Wharf development will also support Brisbane’s infrastructure as it prepares to host the Olympic Games in 2032.

Destination Brisbane Consortium Project Director Simon Crooks said the installation brought together months of planning between the bridge contractor and the Consortium.

“We are expecting around 10,000 people to cross this bridge a day when it opens in 2023 with the main integrated resort development, connecting two great Brisbane precincts,” he said.

Queen’s Wharf Brisbane is being delivered by Destination Brisbane Consortium, a joint venture between The Star Entertainment Group, and Hong Kong-based Chow Tai Fook Enterprises and Far East Consortium.

The development will become Queensland’s largest private sector redevelopment and will cover 20 per cent of Brisbane’s entire CBD.

For more information on the Neville Bonner Bridge project, click here.



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