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Now Open: Breakfast Creek's New Yowoggera Green Bridge Has Launched for Pedestrians and Cyclists

Named after the traditional term for “corroboree place”, Brisbane's latest bridge connects to Kingsford Smith Drive's riverwalk.
By Sarah Ward
February 12, 2024
By Sarah Ward
February 12, 2024

Strolls in Breakfast Creek now involve indulging in a Brisbane staple: crossing a bridge. The Queensland capital is a city of bridges, and governments just keep building them. Indeed, the new Breakfast Creek / Yowoggera green bridge is one of two pedestrian- and cyclist-only river crossings that are set to open in 2024.

Announced years back, then confirming its 2024 launch in late 2023, the Brekkie Creek structure isn't open to cars because that's the green bridge setup. Rather, the 80-metre stretch is all about moseying or pedalling and soaking in the view. It features dedicated pathways for pedestrians and cyclists, at a minimum width of six metres, all while extending the existing Lores Bonney Riverwalk and reaching over to Newstead Park.

Breakfast Creek Green Bridge

Officially open since Saturday, February 10, the bridge boasts arches as a prominent part of its appearance. For its colour scheme, it's decked out in hues that match the Moreton Bay Fig trees in the area. At its landing point at Newstead Park, it has been designed to integrate easily with the park's heritage look as well.

And, the bridge will also help connect the CBD with Olympics Athletes Village that's planned for Northshore Hamilton during the 2032 Olympics.

Breakfast Creek Green Bridge

If you're keen to make the most of the scenery over your short walk, the bridge includes pause points on both approaches, overlooking Newstead House and the Brisbane River. The Newstead Park landing also includes rest areas and drinking fountains, while the whole thing is lit up with feature lighting.

As well as lengthening the Lores Bonney Riverwalk by 175 metres, the Breakfast Creek / Yowoggera green bridge — which takes the Yowoggera part of its name from the traditional term for "corroboree place" — is part of approximately 700 metres of new and improved paths in the area.

Breakfast Creek Green Bridge

"This bridge is really important for residents because it will make it much safer for walkers, bikers and scooter riders to cross over Breakfast Creek into Newstead Park and then on to the CBD," said Hamilton Ward Councillor Julia Dixon, opening the bridge.

"Brisbane is the fastest-growing capital city in the country and this bridge is part of our commitment to make it easier for residents and visitors to get around."

The other green bridge that's planned for this year: Kangaroo Point's next addition, which will include its own dining spots, complete with a restaurant and bar, plus a cafe.

Breakfast Creek Green Bridge

Breakfast Creek Green Bridge

Breakfast Creek Green Bridge

The Breakfast Creek / Yowoggera green bridge opened on Saturday, February 10, 2024. For further details, head to the Brisbane City Council website.

Images: Brisbane City Council.

Published on February 12, 2024 by Sarah Ward
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