The project will be carried out by Connect Brisbane team, which is led by Besix Watpac and also includes Rizanni de Eccher, WSP, Blight Rayner, Dissing & Weitling, Aspect Studios, RWDI, F-POV, Right Angle Studios and Rowland.
The contract award signals the start of five months of detailed design work and stakeholder consultation before construction activity begins.
The 460m-long single-mast cable-stayed structure will carry dedicated cycle and pedestrian paths and have a navigable clearance height of 12.7m, with provision for a 60m-wide navigation channel. There will be a variety of places for people to pause and take in the river and city views. Lord mayor of Brisbane Adrian Schrinner said that the crossing will also include a bar and restaurant. “The Kangaroo Point Green Bridge will seamlessly link Kangaroo Point, the eastern suburbs and the CBD, while reducing car trips across the river by up to 84,000 each year,” he added.
Besix Watpac project director Bram Gruwez said: “The KPGB will be among the longest span cable-stay pedestrian bridges in the world and when added to its graceful elegance, will make it an enduring feature of our city.”
He said that the project’s construction is expected to generate more than 300 local jobs. Construction work is scheduled to begin on site at the end of this year and the bridge is due to reach practical completion in the second half of 2023.