Queens Wharf has reached a milestone with the Neville Bonner Bridge touching down connecting the city side precinct to the famous Southbank waterfront area.
The final section of the bridge was bolted in overnight as Brisbane slept, in what Deputy State Premier Stephen Miles labelled an ‘Epic Milestone’ for the Queens Wharf development and Brisbane.
“Today we can really celebrate an epic milestone for one of Brisbane’s biggest projects.” Miles said.
Queens Wharf is now estimated to be open to the public by Christmas of 2023, with the restaurant dining area on the way to be being completed. The project plans to transform the Brisbane CBD rivers edge along its western side facing Southbank, into an entertainment hub that will be used by all Brisbane walk of life. It is estimated that over 10,000 residents will use the bridge on completion, which is also due for completion in late 2023.
Miles was recently on hand with Destination Brisbane Consortium’s Simon Crooks and the Star’s new chief executive Robbie Cooke to celebrate the construction of Queens Wharf’s Skydeck. The 100m high platform area will be able to entertain up to 1500 people in its restaurant and dining options, along with its wrap around views. The Skydeck and Queens Wharf is projected to become a magnet for both tourists and locals wanting to take in the next slice of Brisbane’s transformation into the “New World City” envisioned for it.
“This will be the Instagram spot in Brisbane,” Cooke said.
“This is the biggest non mining piece of infrastructure for Queensland, so it’s very impressive,” Cooke stated. “It’s been in the making over a decade.”
The Neville Bonner Bridge is one of several bridges being built to span the Brisbane river as it grows rapidly. The Green Kangaroo Point bridge reached its own milestone recently with the construction of the world’s strongest crane in the Brisbane river, fast tracking the construction along. The green bridge is part of the Lord Mayor’s Green Bridge program, which includes new bridges planned to add connectivity all around the Brisbane region.
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