Reid Park Active Transport Bridge

The new Reid Park Active Transport Bridge links Ross Creek to North Yards, Central, North Queensland Stadium, the CBD, Palmer St dining precinct, Civic Theatre and Reid Park precinct and Bus Hub. The bridge provides access for bicycles and pedestrians between parking facilities at Reid Park and the new North Queensland Stadium. 

In partnership with Townsville City Council, we delivered the $7.4 million Reid Park Active Transport Bridge project. The project constructed a steel frame bridge over the rail line next to Reid Park in Townsville, including lighting, stairs and ramps. The bridge provides access for bicycles and pedestrians between parking facilities at Reid Park and the new North Queensland Stadium. 

The bridge will also provide pedestrian and bike riding connections to the Townsville Central Business District (CBD) and the entertainment areas surrounding the Townsville waterfront.

Benefits

  • Improves safety
  • Increases capacity
  • Improves network efficiency
  • Increases traffic flow
  • Contributes to economy
  • Contributes to regional growth
  • Better active transport
  • Improves ride quality

Key features

  • The new steel frame bridge, spanning the rail line, is around 4m wide and 50m long.
  • The new bridge includes lighting, stairs and ramps to ensure appropriate access for bike riders and people with disabilities.
  • Improved safety and connectivity for pedestrians and bike riders travelling between Townsville's CBD, the North Queensland Stadium and Townsville's waterfront entertainment precinct.
  • Provision of another connection between event parking facilities at Reid Park and the new North Queensland Stadium.
  • New facilities to encourage people to walk or ride as part of their everyday journeys, contributing towards the continued development of Active Transport infrastructure in Townsville.

Funding

The project was funded under the Queensland Government’s $40 million Growth Area and Regional Infrastructure Investment Fund (GARIIF), which supports the delivery of new state-led infrastructure or the improvement of existing facilities to improve liveability in areas experiencing growth. 

Total investment
$7.4 million

Current status

Construction works are complete. The bridge was opened to stadium patrons for the first NRL game at the North Queensland Stadium in March 2020. Minor finalisation works around the project site, such as landscaping and pathway connections, were completed in June 2020.

Reid Part Active Transport Bridge Site map


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