Work Begins on Transformation of Barr Street Bridge in Tarragindi

Barr St Bridge
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Construction has commenced on the Barr Street Bridge in Tarragindi, a vital link for pedestrians and cyclists connecting Shaftesbury Park to the Southeast Freeway Bikeway. The aging wooden bridge is set to be replaced with a modern, three-metre-wide bridge to enhance safety and accessibility for the local community.

The Barr Street Park bridge has served as a crucial connector in the local active transport network, facilitating travel between the Southeast Freeway Bikeway and Shaftesbury Street Park, Tarragindi Recreation Reserve, and the wider southeast network. Recognising the need for improvement, the bridge was selected for an upgrade as part of the Bridges and Culverts Reconstruction and Rehabilitation program.

This renovation will accommodate the increasing number of pedestrians and cyclists using the bridge and enhance its resilience against flooding, aligning with the flood resilience action plan. Funding for this project is being provided jointly by the Australian Government’s Roads to Recovery program and the Brisbane City Council. 

The project includes: 

  • Constructing a new three-meter-wide cyclist and pedestrian bridge, situated approximately five meters north of the existing wooden bridge
  • Creating a raised three-meter-wide shared pathway connecting Barr Street and Sunshine Avenue.
  • Erecting a stone retaining wall to stabilize the surrounding terrain
  • Installing new LED lighting along the pathway
  • Undertaking topsoiling and landscaping in the vicinity
  • Removing the existing 1.35-meter-wide wooden bridge
Barr St Bridge Plan
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To facilitate the project, the removal of two trees has been deemed necessary. However, this will be offset by the planting of new trees within Barr Street Park, in accordance with Council’s environmental policy. Professional arborists will handle tree removal, with safeguards in place to protect the local environment.

During construction, residents in proximity to the site may experience:

  • The presence of construction machinery and vehicles
  • Elevated levels of dust, noise, and vibrations
  • Increased activity by construction workers
  • Temporary access changes across the creek in Barr Street Park

Notably, the existing bridge will remain operational until the new one is ready, ensuring uninterrupted community connectivity.

For questions and concerns about this project, phone the team at 1800 669 416 during business hours and Council at 07 3403 8888 outside business hours.

Published 10-Oct-2023