Kangaroo Point Green Bridge – more than a bridge, it’s a destination
A new landmark structure will soon grace Brisbane’s riverscape – an elegant, single-mast cable-stay bridge. Designed to reduce congestion on ferry, bus, and road networks, it will connect Garden Point to the Kangaroo Point cliffs spanning the Town Reach of the Brisbane River.
Its practicalities include dedicated pedestrian and cycle paths and landing points on both sides that have been designed to connect communities. Its green credentials comprise solar powered lighting, rain gardens to absorb storm water run-off, native plantings and strategically placed shade covers.
It is the innovative use of viewing platforms and rest nodes that will not only afford sweeping views of the meandering river, the ancient cliffs, and the city skyline, but will also provide distinctive dining options – yes, you will be able to eat on this bridge. Plans are in place for an above-water restaurant, café, and pop-up food stalls.
The project started late 2021 and is expected to be completed by late 2023, sustaining 300 jobs during construction.
BESIX Watpac are working with long-time collaborators, BSF, to fabricate and erect this beacon of the river.