Piling work has commenced on a 320-metre river bridge in Brisbane, connecting two vibrant riverside communities together.
The Neville Bonner Bridge, named after the first Indigenous Australian elected to the Federal Parliament, is part of the $3.6 billion Queen’s Wharf Brisbane (QWB) development and will link the exciting precinct to the South Bank – where work will begin.
With up to 9,000 pedestrians expected to use it each day, and the centre mast soaring 75 metres into the sky, the bridge is set to transform Brisbane’s CBD and is the first new river bridge to be built in the city in over 10 years.
The project is being delivered by Destination Brisbane Consortium, a joint venture led by The Star Entertainment Group alongside its Hong Kong based partners Chow Tai Fook Enterprises and Far East Consortium.
Destination Brisbane Consortium Project Director Simon Crooks said that the Neville Bonner Bridge will be a huge addition to Brisbane’s landscape.
Not only is the bridge architecturally stunning, but it provides direct connectivity from the four luxury hotels and residences within the integrated resort across to the entertainment and cultural precinct of Brisbane.Destination Brisbane Consortium Project Director – Simon Crooks
Fitzgerald Constructions Australia are overseeing the build process with much of the work being completed off-site before being transported by barge and assembled via the Brisbane River, with a scheduled open date pencilled in for late 2022.
Piling work will begin this month with two dedicated time slots per day to ensure noise levels are kept at a minimum.
“For these first major bridge works at South Bank, we’ll be driving 11 piles down to around 30 metres into the rock below to support the bridge and its cable-stay design,” said Mr Crooks.
“It will take place only twice a day, Monday to Friday, between 8.06 am and 8.29 am and then again between 11.06 am and 11.59 am,” he said.