New Lord Mayor Announces Breakfast Creek Green Bridge

A green bridge designed exclusively for pedestrians and cyclists is proposed for Breakfast Creek, allowing safer and easier travel from Hamilton to Newstead in the years to come.

This new green bridge, which will connect the 1.2-km Kingsford Smith Drive River Walk stretch to Newstead, will be a carless bridge. Currently, pedestrians and cyclists have to cross Breakfast Creek via a busy bridge.

It is among the five bridges announced by Brisbane’s new Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner, who assumed the office after the sudden resignation of Graham Quirk.

Cr Schrinner emphasized that one of the great weaknesses of Brisbane in the past has been the lack of bridges and that the city needs more bridges going forward to help make it easier to get around.

“These bridges will accommodate, in some cases, public transport, but they will also accommodate walking and cycling to get people out of their cars, to reduce traffic congestion and create a cleaner, greener Brisbane,” he said.

The council would fund two-thirds of the cost of the bridges, which are estimated to cost at least $550 million. The remaining funds will be sought from the state and federal governments.

Like the plan for Breakfast Creek, the Council is also seeking to construct a new pedestrian and cycle bridge connecting Kangaroo Point to the CBD. Currently, the council is undertaking a business case to pursue the plans of a new bridge in the suburb.

Apart from pedestrian and cycles bridges in Breakfast Creek and Kangaroo Point, the new Lord Mayor also announced a potential pedestrian, cycle, and public transport bridge for linking Bellbowrie to Wacol, Toowong to West End, and St Lucia to West End.