Watch: Animation Of The Construction Of Kangaroo Point Green Bridge


Have you ever wondered how green bridges are built? Now that construction will soon be underway to deliver a fast-tracked Kangaroo Point Green Bridge, a new video has emerged, revealing how hundreds of local workers will piece together the longest bridge of its kind in Australia.

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The video, shared by Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner shows an animation of building the bridge, right from completing the elevated plaza structure and creating a temporary bridge for construction access, down to installing the main span as well as the canopy and balustrade. 

“Once complete, the bridge will stretch 182-metres across the river and 95-metres above, not only providing better and safer active travel connections but a remarkable landmark ahead of the #Brisbane2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

The green bridge at Kangaroo Point, which will connect the suburb to the CBD, is one of the five new green bridges planned for Brisbane. 

“The Kangaroo Point Green Bridge is set to become an iconic destination and new riverside space for Brisbane residents for generations to come. In addition to the new river crossing,

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the final design of the city-shaping project features several food and beverage outlets on the bridge and its City landing,” Cr Schrinner said.

Artist’s impression of exterior view of the above-water restaurant and the café at the City landing (Photo credit: Brisbane City Council)

Connect Brisbane will establish a marine construction zone to provide a safe working environment for the construction of the bridge. From early 2022, marine barges will facilitate construction activities in the river.

Many of the bridge elements will be preassembled off-site and transported by water for installation, helping to reduce impacts on the local community. A tower crane will also operate from a temporary platform in the river, close to the City side, to assist with the construction of the bridge.

The speed limit in the river is likely to be lowered during construction, with specific requirements to be confirmed later in 2021.

Project timeline

Kangaroo Point Green Bridge construction areas map (Photo credit:

Based on Council’s timeline, Stage 1 or the start of initial works will include site establishment and service relocations.

Initial works include pre-site establishment works and investigations including dilapidation surveys, locating services, noise monitoring and the establishment of an off-site fabrication yard; and relocation of park infrastructure and utilities.

Photo credit: Brisbane City Council

Council will also embark on the establishment of work sites; diversion of pedestrian and cycle pathways, with safe access maintained through the construction areas; and some vegetation removal in accordance with required approvals.

In 2022, BCC will work on Stage 2, which includes works in the river to construct the bridge deck, viewing areas, mast, pylons and cable stays before proceeding with Stage 3 or the final fit out of bridge and landing points, including paving and landscaping.

Construction will start in late 2021, with expected completion by late 2023, subject to approvals.