Kurilpa Bridge Opens Sunday 4 October

Kurilpa Bridge from GoMA
Kurilpa Bridge from GoMA

Brisbane’s newest pedestrian river crossing, the Kurilpa Bridge, will open officially on Sunday 4 October 2009 with public access from 11am. 

If you want to be the very first person to walk across the bridge, you can buy your place in history by bidding on eBay.  The first walker will cross on Friday 2 October and the money raised will go to the Leukaemia Foundation.

It’s estimated that the Kurilpa Bridge will carry over 2.5 million people a year.  It will link South Bank’s Cultural Precinct with the city and Roma Street Parkland.

If you’d like to watch the final stages of construction, a good vantage point is through the tall windows of the Gallery of Modern Art at South Bank (see photo).  Entry to GoMA is free.

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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