Bring your best names for new Boggo Road bridge

The community is being asked to help name a massive new pedestrian and cycle bridge that will link the future Cross River Rail Boggo Road underground station with the surrounding health, science and education precinct and existing transport connections.

Submissions to name the 480-metre-long bridge, which will connect the new underground station, Park Road station, the busway and world-class Ecosciences precinct with the PA Hospital precinct, can be made online until Friday 11 November.

After submissions close, a specially formed panel, which will include representatives from the local community, will review every name suggested and make a final recommendation.

Rendered image of the new cycle and pedestrian bridge that will connect the Princess Alexandra Hospital and the Ecosciences Precinct.

While naming is open, early works have already commenced on the bridge, with excavation and piling works well underway.

33 of 46 piles have been installed to create the foundation for the bridge, which reach up to 30 metres below ground.

After piling and excavation have been completed, concreting works and installation of reinforced steel and formwork will begin, followed by girders being put in place by an 800-tonne-capacity crane.

More information about the new bridge, including how to make a name suggestion between now and Friday, 11 November 2022, can be found here.