One of Brisbane’s most significant heritage landmarks, the Victoria Bridge abutment, will soon be open to the public for the first time in 17 years.
Tenders have closed on a project that will transform and refurbish the abutment, with the work scheduled to be completed by mid-2015.
Built in 1896 as part of an earlier version of the Victoria Bridge, the abutment has been closed to the public for safety reasons.
The program of works will involve installing a new pedestrian bridge between Victoria Bridge and the abutment, installing CCTV and new lighting, refurbishing the existing pavement, and installing new signage that outlines the monument’s rich history.
When the abutment re-opens, it will be the first time since 1998 that the public has been able to access it.