Queen’s Wharf supercharges Brisbane’s skyline
Brisbane’s skyline has been transformed with the soaring mast of the Neville Bonner Bridge now in place.
The striking structural and architectural high point of Brisbane’s newest pedestrian bridge that will connect the South Bank cultural forecourt to the CBD at Queen’s Wharf Brisbane, now rises 75-metres, the same height as the Story Bridge.
Destination Brisbane Consortium Project Director Simon Crooks says the Neville Bonner Bridge will be an asset for the city to treasure creating greater connectivity and “supercharging Brisbane’s skyline”.
“The installation of the Neville Bonner Bridge mast is a significant construction milestone that has altered the City’s skyline,” Mr Crooks said.
“The bridge in essence creates a pedestrian-only highway between Brisbane’s cultural precinct, the rail and bus network hubs at South Brisbane, and Queen’s Wharf including the southern end of the CBD.
“Furthermore, the Neville Bonner Bridge creates a majestic pedestrian river loop that takes in the amazing city views from the South Bank Promenade and the Mangrove Walk that showcases local Indigenous totems and storytelling.”
Fitzgerald Constructions Australia Qld State Manager Liam Robertson says the final section of the mast was safely installed completing the steel structural element of the bridge.
“The final section of the mast, weighing 140-tonnes and 50-metres in length, was carefully and methodically lifted into place using a 600-tonne crawler crane positioned on a barge.” Mr Robertson said.
“The construction of the 320-metre bridge will continue into 2023 with the final decks, balustrades and suspension cables installed before connecting it to the established deck section over the Riverside Expressway. The bridge connects South Bank and the integrated resort’s dining and retail level enabling direct access to the CBD via George Street.”