The new nearly half-kilometre long pedestrian and cycling bridge has been unveiled to link the Cross River Rail Boggo Road station with busways, Park Road train stations as well as an array of other facilities including hospitals.
Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk announced that the state’s Economic Recovery Plan prioritises public infrastructure.
The Minister for Transport and Main Roads, Mark Bailey said that the 480-metre long bridge will link new stations with existing platforms at Princess Alexandra Hospital as well as South East Busway.
The Member for Greenslopes Joe Kelly announced that a new bridge will be built to accommodate pedestrians, cyclists, and automobiles. The structure includes lifts on both sides as well as dedicated cycle paths in addition to shade structures along the way which are all designed to meet safety requirements so it can pass over rail corridors without compromising its integrity or aesthetics.
Mr. Bailey said that this bridge is just another example of how Cross River Rail will transform the way people travel across South East Queensland.
In a recent interview, Mr. Bailey said that construction on the new bridge would commence from March and it is expected to take around 18 months depending on weather conditions!