Boggo Road Bridge Design Unveiled, Up For Naming

Boggo Road Bridge

The design concept of the new Boggo Road Bridge is out and the public is being invited to name the massive structure that is slated to commence construction in March 2022.

Once completed in late 2023, weather and construction conditions permitting, the 480-metre-long cable-stay bridge will link the new underground Cross River Rail Boggo Road station and the Park Road train station with nearby Princess Alexandra Hospital precinct and the South East Busway.

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“This bridge will be a unifier for the local community as it soars over the railway junction and will make active travel safer, quicker and easier for local workers, residents and students,” Minister for Transport and Main Roads, Mark Bailey, said. He describes the bridge as “a feat of engineering and a standout signature element.”

He added that the bridge will serve as an extension of the local cycling network, providing a faster and more convenient walking and cycling network and improved connectivity.

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“We’re building Cross River Rail – the largest infrastructure project in Queensland’s history – not just to create jobs, but to make it easier for locals to travel throughout the southeast,” Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said.

“Linking our public transport system with the hospital, new high school and the new science and education precinct will make it easier for many locals to get to work and access essential services.”

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“We’re calling on the local community to give us their suggestions – the bridge 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.

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Boggo Road bridge project overview:

  • The bridge will span 480 metres with its cable stay spire to be approximately 45m high.
  • Its main span will consist of five steel girders weighing up to 133 tonnes each and will be lifted into place by crane, forming the main deck.
  • The main deck level will rise approximately 20m above the ground whilst the western and eastern approach ramps will be 4.65m and the main span will be 6.25m wide.
  • Some of the features include: lifts on the eastern and western sides, grade separation at Peter Doherty Street, dedicated cycling and walking paths, seating and rest stops, shade and amenity planting and rail corridor security mesh.
  • Construction is slated to commence March 2022 and target completion is in late 2023.

The public is invited to submit name ideas for the bridge. Watch out for further details that will be posted on the Council’s website and social media channels.