Just minutes after being voted in as Brisbane City’s incoming Lord Mayor, Adrian Schrinner announced five new green bridges across Brisbane. Cr Schrinner identified Brisbane’s lack of bridges as one of its weaknesses, forcing everything in the city to funnel through to the few bridges we have. The new bridges will alleviate this ‘funnelling’ in order to facilitate a greener, more active city.
The estimated cost of the bridges is at least $550M – two-thirds of which city council will pay, and will apply for the balance from state and federal governments. The proposed bridges are pedestrian, cyclist, and public transport bridges from Toowong to West End, St Lucia to West End, and Bellbowrie to Wacol; and pedestrian and cycle bridges from Kangaroo Point to CBD and Kingsford Smith Dr Riverwalk to existing Riverwalk.