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Walk this way: First look as Queens Wharf's 1000 tonne span hits fresh milestone


Brisbane’s newest major pedestrian bridge is rapidly taking shape, with the structure now a third of the way across the river, linking South Bank with the massive $3.6 billion Queens Wharf development.

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A fifth section of the Neville Bonner Bridge deck has been secured in place, with another eight sections to go to complete the bridge in time for its 2023 opening.

Destination Brisbane consortium project director Simon Crooks said the completed structure will tower 75 metres above the river, about the height of the Story Bridge.

“We are expecting around 10,000 people a day to cross the river via the Neville Bonner Bridge when it opens with the Queen’s Wharf Brisbane integrated resort in 2023,” he said.

The Queens Wharf development, billed as a world class integrated resort, is set to transform Brisbane’s CBD, boasting high-end shopping precincts, several new luxury hotel and apartment towers, Star’s newest casino and public spaces across 12 hectares of inner city land.

The Neville Bonner Bridge will connect the resort with the South Bank parklands and the city’s theatre and arts precinct.

Each section of the bridge deck is manufactured off-site by local firm Fitzgerald Construction and floated upriver into position.


The 120 metres of deck sections already in place are being supported by temporary piles, some of which will remain until all the sections and bridge cable stays are installed.

The completed span will stretch 322 metres and contain 1000 tonnes of structural steel.

Deputy Premier and Infrastructure Minister Steven Miles said the Queens Wharf development was expected to employ 8000 people once completed.

The Neville Bonner Bridge is due to be joined in coming years by the Kangaroo Point green bridge, taking the total number of cross river pedestrian routes in the Brisbane CBD to eight, including the Story Bridge, Goodwill Bridge, Victoria Bridge, Kurilpa Bridge, William Jolly Bridge and Go Between Bridge.


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