A barge and crane are in place for the next stage of the Breakfast Creek Green Bridge.(Supplied: Brisbane City Council) The next stage of construction on Brisbane’s Breakfast Creek Green Bridge has started.
A 55-metre barge and a 180-metre crane were in place at the north Brisbane site to enable major marine piling works.
The $67 million bridge, linking Newstead to Albion in the city’s inner-east , and connecting up to the Lores Bonney Riverwalk, was one of five pledged by Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner in 2019.
The bridges were part of a Brisbane City Council program to increase pedestrian and cycling links across the Brisbane River.
However, after February’s floods, the council announced it would suspend work on the St Lucia to West End and Toowong to West End green bridges in order to afford a $327 million bill to rebuild and repair the city’s infrastructure.
The council’s transport committee chairman Ryan Murphy said the works were expected to take about 12 months.
"This particular barge, named Leanora, is 55-metres long and 17-metres wide and has a long history in Brisbane having helped build the Go Between Bridge, multiple ferry terminals and the Indooroopilly Riverwalk," Cr Murphy said."We will now get to work installing 33 marine and two land piles with about 320 tonnes of steel to be used during construction of the bridge."A floating line to pump concrete will also be used throughout construction to maximise safety and minimise disruption to creek users."The Breakfast Creek bridge and the $190 million Kangaroo Point green […]