Toowong to West End Green Bridge

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Toowong to West End Green Bridge

Brisbane City Council is building new green bridges across Brisbane which will make it easier to get around our city on foot, by bike or scooter, or by connecting with public transport.  It is set to improve the city’s connectivity by providing more travel options and reducing vehicle traffic.

The new bridges will link Kangaroo Point to the Brisbane CBD, Toowong to West End, St Lucia to West End, as well as a new crossing at Breakfast Creek.

 

Toowong to West End Green Bridge

The Toowong to West End Green Bridge is set to provide a new walking and cycling link between the growing West End community and the Toowong Centre, rail and ferry services.  This new green bridge will:

  • offer Toowong residents direct access to markets, restaurants, art and music venues and green space in West End
  • link West End residents to shopping, business and health facilities in Toowong
  • enable commuters to interchange at Toowong Railway Station, access high-frequency bus services in West End and South Brisbane

The Toowong to West End Green Bridge is expected to carry 3,900 trips per day by 2031 and 5,300 trips per day by 2041.  Key features include:

  • a single water-based pier on the Toowong side of the Brisbane River to minimise impacts on river users
  • dedicated pathways for pedestrians and cyclists, with a minimum width of 6m and accessible grades
  • a rest point and widened pathway (up to 9m) adjacent to the bridge mast with seating and viewing opportunities

Artist impressions of the Toowong landing.  Note: Image is indicative only and subject to detailed design and approvals.
Source: Brisbane City Council, November 2021

The Toowong landing is located on the south-east corner of 600 Coronation Drive, adjacent to Archer Street and south of Middenbury House. This landing will provide:

  • a new riverside park and plaza with seating and landscaping
  • connection to existing walking and cycling routes, via Archer Street
  • opportunity for a future cycle connection through 600 Coronation Drive to the bicentennial Bikeway

Artist impressions of the West End landing.  Note: Image is indicative only and subject to detailed design and approvals.
Source: Brisbane City Council, November 2021

The West End landing is located in Orleigh Park adjacent to Forbes Street. This landing will provide:

  • a direct connection to existing walking and cycling paths on Riverside Drive and Hill End Terrace
  • ongoing connections to The University of Queensland via the proposed St Lucia to West End Green Bridge
  • new subtropical planting and park upgrades

Following the outcomes of community consultation in late 2020 and early 2021, and additional investigations undertaken to inform a preliminary business case, the Council has prepared a concept design for community feedback.  Works are expected to commence as soon as 2024, with the bridge expected to take around two years to complete.

Source: Brisbane City Council, November 2021

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