Kurilpa Bridge – Brisbane's New Pedestrian Bridge

Kurilpa Bridge Aug 09Brisbane’s newest pedestrian and cycle bridge should be completed in September 2009 and the official opening will be part of Queensland’s 150th anniversary celebrations. 

The bridge was originally known as the Tank Street Bridge and received its new name through a public naming competition. 

‘Kurilpa’ is an Aboriginal word meaning “place for water rats”.  This name was also used by the original Aboriginal inhabitants for the West End area.

The bridge will join the cultural precinct of South Bank (adjacent to the Gallery of Modern Art) to the city.  If you’re doing a walk along the river, this bridge will provide a short cut to Roma Street Parkland.

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About Dianne McLay

Australian writer, author and photographer. Author of 3 guidebooks: Brisbane's Best Bush, Bay & City Walks -- Best of Brisbane guide book -- Best Village & Coastal Walks of the Sunshine Coast. Photographer for "Building Brisbane's History - the fascinating stories behind the city's most notable buildings and structures" Editor of www.brisbaneandbeyond.com.au www.photocompetitions.com.au
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