Pedestrian Bridge Plans Unveiled for $5.4bn Cross River Rail
Work will begin in March to build a 480-metre cable-stay pedestrian and cycle bridge linking key precincts in South Brisbane to a new Cross River Rail train station at Boggo Road.
It’s part of the $5.4-billion Cross River Rail project taking shape across Brisbane, and will connect and service critical infrastructure including the Princess Alexandra Hospital, the Boggo Road Ecosciences precinct and the city’s newest high school at Dutton Park.
The state government-led project will comprise a 10.2km rail line from Dutton Park in Brisbane’s southern suburbs to Bowen Hills in the city’s north, with a 5.9km tunnel under the CBD.
Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk unveiled designs for the bridge and said the Cross River Rail project was critical to the state’s economic recovery.
“We’re building Cross River Rail—the largest infrastructure project in Queensland’s history—not just to create jobs, but to make it easier for locals to travel throughout the southeast,” Palaszczuk said.
“Linking our public transport system with the hospital, new high school and the new science and education precinct will make it easier for many locals to get to work and access essential services.”