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Walkers get right of way on Kangaroo Point pedestrian bridge

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Brisbane City Council will build a new underpass beneath the Story Bridge allowing pedestrians and cyclists easier access to its new green bridge linking Kangaroo Point and the city centre.

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New designs show the underpass will run between Main St and the easter side of the Kangaroo Point peninsular.

Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner said the work would proceed a “seamless” connection for people walking and riding between Kangaroo Point and the city.

Schrinner said there was “strong community interest in how the bridge will integrate with the surrounding active transport network”.

He said lift and stairs will connect the bridge landing to C.T. White Park and riverside pathways, and a new raised priority crossing would also be built on Main Street.

“The contract to design and construct the Kangaroo Point Green Bridge is set to be awarded in the coming months, with construction due to start later this year, bringing us even closer to getting residents home quicker and safer with less traffic congestion and more travel options,” he said.

The development application for the Breakfast Creek green bridge was being prepared, he said.

The council last week announced the alignments of two other proposed green bridges to link West End and Toowong.

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