BESIX Watpac to Design & Build Brisbane's Iconic Bridge
The ‘Connect Brisbane’ team, led by BESIX Watpac, has been awarded the design and construction of the Kangaroo Point Green Bridge in Brisbane Australia. The contract, worth 140 million Australian dollars, includes the construction of a 460-metre-long cable-stayed pedestrian bridge, one of the longest of its kind in the world. Described as a "game-changer" for the city by Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner, it will be a key landmark for Brisbane.
The bridge will provide an efficient mobility solution for pedestrians and cyclists, directly connecting Kangaroo Point to Brisbane CBD. The walkways will be shaded by solar panels installed along the length of the bridge. The infrastructure will also include public amenities, including a restaurant over the water and viewing platforms.
Work on the site will commence in late 2021, with delivery planned for the second half of 2023. Detailed planning is currently underway to minimise disruption on both sides of the river during the construction phases.