Bridges of Brisbane

Brisbane is a city of bridges, from the heritage-listed to the avant grade contemporary - here are 10 you can walk across, dating from the 1930's, once with a cafe in the centre and some with breath-taking birds-eye views:

Walk across the iconic Brisbane bridge and enjoy spectacular views from each side – either the city skyline or the river towards New Farm. Start at Howard Smith Wharves side to avoid the stair climb
Go-Between Bridge
Go Between Bridge

The bridge between West End and Milton is a short-cut to QAGOMA and The Cultural Precinct, with purpose-built cycle and pedestrian paths, starting from Kurilpa Park on the South Brisbane side and Coronation Drive on the other.

Jack Pesch Bridge

Running parallel to Indooroopilly's Walter Taylor Bridge and railway bridge is the dedicated pedestrian and cycle Jack Pesch bridge, which takes you from Indooroopilly Station and the river walk across to the parklands on the other side of the river

This 5 km return medium level walk-ride begins in The Queensport Rocks Park vicinity, on the site of an old meatworks.
William Jolly Bridge 
William Jolly Bridge

One of Brisbane's oldest bridges, heritage listed and dating from 1932 is named after mayor William Jolly, is a great bridge to cross at sunset with views west to Mt Coot-tha or evenings with views of the city across the river.

Kurilpa Bridge
Kurilpa Bridge

Named after the original indigenous inhabitants of the area who, at low tide used to cross the river here, Kurilpa is Brisbane's most conceptual and striking bridge, connecting QAGOMA on the South Bank with North Quay 

The gothic white towers of Indooroopilly’s Walter Taylor Bridge have long been a source of public fascination
Goodwill Bridge

The only Brisbane bridge with its own cafe, The Goodwill Bridge links Gardens Point and South Bank and has dedicated cycle and pedestrian lanes. Best time to walk it is at sunrise, with a coffee from the cafe or to watch the sun set over Mt Coot-tha. 

Eleanor Schonell Bridge

The Eleanor Schonell Bridge, linking Dutton Park to University of Queensland is a state-of-the-art 'green bridge' with designated bike and pedestrian lanes, water fountains and benches along the way and fantastic views of the campus and Highgate Hill.

Victoria Bridge
Victoria Bridge

Opened in 1969, the streamlined modernist bridge is the 3rd bridge by this name to link the Brisbane CBD and South Brisbane in this spot, with the first built in 1874 and washed away in the 1893 flood. A sandstone abutment adjacent (said the be haunted) is all that is left of the 2nd bridge and is also a memorial to a child killed on the bridge in 1918.

Good to know - There are 2 more bridges currently under construction/planning phase - the Neville Bonner Bridge (for pedestrians - no cars), which is due to be finished in 2022 and will connect the new Queens Wharf Precinct with South Bank. And plans have been released for the new bridge connecting Brisbane CBD (by the City Botanic Gardens) with Kangaroo Point - see below.

The Kangaroo Point Green Bridge, spanning 460m, will feature an above-water restaurant and bar and a unique event space

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