Steel superstructure installation with crowning arch underway on Neville Bonner pedestrian bridge

Published Monday, 29 November, 2021 at 12:48 PM

Deputy Premier, Minister for State Development, Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning and Minister Assisting the Premier on Olympics Infrastructure
The Honourable Dr Steven Miles

Steel superstructure installation with crowning arch underway on Neville Bonner pedestrian bridge

Another milestone has been reached on the Queen’s Wharf Neville Bonner pedestrian bridge with major infrastructure elements being installed this week.

Deputy Premier and Minister for State Development Steven Miles joined Minister for Education and Member for McConnel Grace Grace at Southbank to see the future icon taking shape.

Deputy Premier Steven Miles said the Neville Bonner pedestrian bridge will be a focal icon for the $3.6 billion Queens Wharf development.

“The uplift of steel superstructure will happen over three nights. Two arch segments, both measuring 60 metres long and weighing in at 90 tonnes each, and the crowning arch which will sit 30 metres above the river,” Mr Miles said.

“It will add to Brisbane’s collection of unique bridges and enable greater connectivity across the city, joining what will be two of Brisbane’s busiest social and entertainment precincts, South Bank and the Queen’s Wharf.”

Member for McConnel Grace Grace said the workforce is growing at a steady pace and is expected to peak with up to 2000 workers onsite daily next year.

“Once fully completed, the precinct will employ over 8,000 workers, as it welcomes around 1.4 million visitors a year,” Ms Grace said.

“This is a major development that will transform our city and our state, boost our economy and further entrench Brisbane’s place on a world stage.

“Brisbane is now an Olympic City and without doubt, Queen’s Wharf will take its place amongst other transformative infrastructure that will be delivered in the lead up to the Brisbane 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games.”

Destination Brisbane Consortium Project Director Simon Crooks said this week’s installation brought together months of planning between the bridge contractor and the Consortium.

“The elegant and elongated iconic landmark that is the Neville Bonner Bridge is starting to take shape,” Mr Crooks said.

“We are expecting around 10,000 people to cross this bridge a day when it opens in 2023 with the main integrated resort development, connecting two great Brisbane precincts.”

The entire Queen’s Wharf Brisbane development now has more than 1300 workers onsite every day.

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