Friday, June 21, 2024

Logan claims Australian-first with 32m bridge

City of Logan Council is laying claim to an Australian-first following the completion of a major infrastructure project at Slacks Creek.

The Compton Road Shared Footpath and Cycle Lane Project connects Compton Road to the $3.2 million Greenlink environmental and recreation corridor that runs along Slacks Creek.

Its centrepiece is a 32-metre single span fibre-reinforced polymer pedestrian bridge on Compton Road, which Council says is the longest of its kind in the country.

Infrastructure Chair Councillor Teresa Lane said the new link will increase access to the popular Slacks Creek Greenlink.

“Whether you’re on two wheels or two feet, this will make your journey a lot smoother,” Cr Lane said.

“The path previously was a little narrow and not suitable for both pedestrians and bikes.

“Now anyone approaching from Logan Road or Compton Road will be able to continue their journey along Slacks Creek in comfort.”

The 32-metre structure was installed during a delicate operation that saw parts of the bridge lifted by crane into position over 10 hours. 

Division 3 Councillor, Mindy Russell said the Greenlink has continued to grow into a popular destination since it opened last year.

“It has opened up the area around Slacks Creek. This new link should make it even more popular with people who want to exercise, relax, or make their way around the city without needing a car,” Cr Russell said.

The Greenlink corridor is nearly a kilometre long and boasts a pathway up to 4 metres wide in parts that connects Moss Street with Compton Road.

The corridor was a recommendation from the Council-hosted 2017 Springwood Summit.

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