Check out the design for Boggo Road station’s game-changing bridge
31 Jan 2022
Designs have been released for a new pedestrian and cycle bridge that will connect a new Cross River Rail underground station with existing transport infrastructure, at the heart of Brisbane’s Boggo Road health, science and education precinct.
The 480-metre-long bridge crossing freight and passenger rail lines will link the new Boggo Road and existing Park Road rail and Boggo Road bus stations west of the tracks, with the Princess Alexandra Hospital and the PAH South East Busway platforms to the east.
The bridge will provide faster and more convenient walking and cycling connections, easier access to the local cycle network and improved connectivity to public transport services.
It will be a game-changer for the local community as well as those who work, who study or who are treated at the many world-class facilities now located at Boggo Road.
The new bridge, which included lifts on both sides, dedicated cycle and pedestrian paths, seating, shade and rest stops, will be accessibility compliant and is designed to meet safety requirements to pass over the rail corridor.
A name for the new bridge has not yet been selected and there will be an opportunity for the public to contribute ideas.
For example, it could be named after somebody local, who has a track record of service and creating community connections, even someone linked to health, science and education or take a name that honours local First Nations culture.
The bridge and the new underground station it connects to will see Boggo Road become South East Queensland’s second busiest transport interchange, with over 22,000 commuters using the new station each weekday by 2036.
It will also stimulate the growth of what is already a world class health, science and education precinct, where thousands of people already work and where thousands of jobs will be created in the future.
Construction is due to commence from March and is expected to be completed in late 2023.
Boggo Road bridge fast facts:
- A new cycling and pedestrian bridge will be delivered at Boggo Road as part of Cross River Rail.
- It will be an architecturally designed cable stay bridge, approximately 480 metres long, with the cable stay spire approximately 45 metres high.
- The main deck level will be about 20 metres above the ground, and it will be up to 6.25 metres wide.
- It will consist of more than 1600 tonnes of steel, 1.2 kilometres of hand rail, more than 16 kilometres of welds, 43 metre tall pylons, 683 metres of cable stay, and five individual steel girders weighing up to 133 tonnes each.
- Key features include lifts on the eastern and western sides, dedicated cycling and pedestrian paths, seating and rest stops, shade and planting at both ends and rail corridor security mesh.
- The western entry 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 station.