Tank Street Bridge approved (well almost)

According to a news report on Channel 10 (which I’m sure will make the news on other networks), the Tank Street Bridge has been approved and construction will start July, lasting 2 years. Peter Beattie is claiming that unlike the Goodwill Bridge, the project won’t blow out in cost and will be completed on time. We shall see…

The report featured a snippet of a computer animation they have put together – and guess what? It has pedestrians wandering around like a bunch of clueless cows. Much like the simulations of North Bank many of you may have downloaded recently.

For more information, check out the following link on the Dept of Public Works website

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4 Responses to Tank Street Bridge approved (well almost)

  1. Sebastian Tauchmann says:

    According to the Courier-Mail, public submissions are open until April 24th.

    For more info, the DPW lists the following contact details:

    Jeff Griffin
    Phone: 3224 4916
    Email: jeff.griffin@publicworks.qld.gov.au
    Fax: 07 3225 8105 – Attn: Tank Street Bridge Project Team

    Mail:
    Jeff Griffin
    Assistant Director
    Infrastructure and Major Projects
    Department of Public Works
    GPO Box 2457
    Brisbane Qld 4001

  2. Sebastian Tauchmann says:

    According to the Courier-Mail, public submissions are open until April 24th.

    For more info, the DPW lists the following contact details:

    Jeff Griffin
    Phone: 3224 4916
    Email: jeff.griffin@publicworks.qld.gov.au
    Fax: 07 3225 8105 – Attn: Tank Street Bridge Project Team

    Mail:
    Jeff Griffin
    Assistant Director
    Infrastructure and Major Projects
    Department of Public Works
    GPO Box 2457
    Brisbane Qld 4001

  3. Sebastian Tauchmann says:

    Having just returned from a lunchtime wander down to 100 George St to look at the plans, a couple of comments spring to mind:

    1. It looks as if there will be a linkage from the bridge to the Bicentennial Bikeway via a 3m wide ramp. The ramp links the North Quay exit to the bridge.

    2. From the pictures and the model, it seems as if Tank St will be closed to through-traffic.

    3. During construction we have to stress that the current bikeway cannot be closed. There is no way, unless you’re prepared to divert cyclists up to North Quay at Makerston or Herschel Sts…

    Last and in no way least, I do not like the promotional video tour of the “cyclist and pedestrian” bridge because it only shows two cyclists, both dismounted, one standing around and the other pushing his bicycle. Makes me think that there’ll be the same stupid-low speed limit on this bridge as the Goodwill Bridge, which is just not acceptable (IMO).

  4. Sebastian Tauchmann says:

    Having just returned from a lunchtime wander down to 100 George St to look at the plans, a couple of comments spring to mind:

    1. It looks as if there will be a linkage from the bridge to the Bicentennial Bikeway via a 3m wide ramp. The ramp links the North Quay exit to the bridge.

    2. From the pictures and the model, it seems as if Tank St will be closed to through-traffic.

    3. During construction we have to stress that the current bikeway cannot be closed. There is no way, unless you’re prepared to divert cyclists up to North Quay at Makerston or Herschel Sts…

    Last and in no way least, I do not like the promotional video tour of the “cyclist and pedestrian” bridge because it only shows two cyclists, both dismounted, one standing around and the other pushing his bicycle. Makes me think that there’ll be the same stupid-low speed limit on this bridge as the Goodwill Bridge, which is just not acceptable (IMO).

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