The new $37 million Breakfast Creek Green Bridge pedestrian and cyclist bridge in Brisbane has moved to the next step with the award of the construction contract to a Georgiou Group and Brady Marine and Civil joint venture.
The successful contractor was announced by the Brisbane City Council last week, following an extensive procurement process.
The Breakfast Creek Green Bridge project will deliver a new two-way on-road cycle path from the bridge landing at Newstead Park, along Breakfast Creek Road and Newstead Avenue, through to Newstead Terrace at Halford Street.
The project involves construction a 110-metre single span bridge structure, as well as extension of the existing Lores Bonney Riverwalk by 175 metres and dedicated pathways for pedestrians and cyclists.
The final design includes:
- an arch bridge span across Breakfast Creek with a length of approximately 80 metres
- extending the existing Lores Bonney Riverwalk by 175 metres from Cameron Rocks Reserve to the northern bridge approach
- dedicated pathways for pedestrians and cyclists on the bridge deck and approach pathways, with a minimum width of six metres
- a distinctive colour inspired by the leaves of the Moreton Bay fig tree
- pause points at the southern and northern bridge approaches, providing an opportunity to enjoy views of Newstead House and the Brisbane River
- a high-quality landing point in Newstead Park with new signage, rest areas and drinking fountains
- integrated pathways and landscaping within Newstead Park and Cameron Rocks Reserve
- interpretive signage and feature lighting.
Georgiou Group Executive General Manager Gary Georgiou said the contract award builds on Georgiou’s strong relationship with Brady Marine and Civil.
“This is now the fifth project Georgiou has delivered in joint venture with Brady Marine and Civil – it’s a great partnership where we have alignment of approach and a strong understanding of the client’s needs when it comes to infrastructure delivery,” he said.
“Having recently delivered the Indooroopilly Riverwalk, Botanical Gardens and Green Bridge projects in Queensland, we look forward to applying our expertise and knowledge to this project as part of the City’s Green Bridges program.”
Brisbane City Council is building new green bridges across Brisbane for pedestrians and cyclists to provide more travel options, in response to the city’s growing population.
The Council’s Green Bridges Program includes four new green bridges, that will connect Kangaroo Point to the CBD, Toowong to West End, St Lucia to West End, as well as a new crossing at Breakfast Creek.
The first of the four bridges moved to construction phase in June 2021, when the Council awarded a contract to Connect Brisbane, led by BESIX Watpac, to design and construct the Kangaroo Point Green Bridge. Construction started in late 2021, with expected completion by late 2023.
In total, $550 million will be invested to build new green bridges in Brisbane. The Council has committed $294 million to the project, with the remainder to be funded from the Queensland and Australian governments.
Construction for the Breakfast Creek Green Bridge, which will see 140 personnel employed at peak, will start in mid-2022, with the bridge expected to open in early 2024.