Boggo Road Bridge
Cross River Rail will transform the way we travel in the future and the project includes a new shared pedestrian and cycle bridge linking the new Boggo Road station and Park Road station with the Princess Alexandra Hospital precinct and the South East Busway.
The bridge will be a game-changer for the local community, providing much-needed connectivity and allowing easier movement on foot, by bike or scooter, or by connecting with public transport.
Entrance to the bridge on the western side will be via a grade-separated path off Peter Doherty Street with the bridge crossing over the rail line and linking into the existing bikeway near the Princess Alexandra Hospital Busway.
The bridge has complex design challenges including safely passing over the freight flyover, while achieving accessibility compliant gradients.
Design and construction
- An architecturally designed cable stay bridge approximately 480m long with the cable stay spire approximately 45m high.
- The main deck level is approximately 20m above the ground. The western and eastern approach ramps are 4.65m and the main span is 6.25m wide.
- Construction of the bridge is due to start with early works, inside the Kent Street worksite from March 2022. Construction of the bridge is expected to be complete in late 2023, weather and construction conditions permitting. Some rail and local road access changes will be necessary during construction, with advance notice of works provided. Stakeholders will be kept up to date throughout construction and can contact the team for more information.
- Some rail and local road access changes will be necessary during construction, with advance notice of works provided. Directly impacted residents and organisations will be engaged to minimise construction impacts where possible.
- The main span of the bridge will consist of five steel girders weighing up to 133 tonnes each. They will be lifted into place by crane to form the main deck.
Benefits and key features
- Faster and more convenient walking and cycling connections
- Easier access to the local cycle network
- Improved connectivity to public transport services
- Lifts on the eastern and western sides
- Dedicated cycle and pedestrian paths
- Grade separation at Peter Doherty Street
- Seating and rest stops
- Shade and amenity planting at both ends
- Rail corridor security mesh
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