The 30-tonne piece of an important active transport puzzle is now in place.

A 35-metre bridge over Slacks Creek, part of the extension to the popular Slacks Track pathway, was lifted in last week.

In a challenging and complex operation, spans were transported to the site then assembled and joined to create the bridge.

The bridge will carry a 2.5m pathway to link Reserve Park and Rowland Street.

The Logan City Council driven project provides an alternate, scenic, and potentially time-saving commute to and from the Slacks Creek industrial and commercial precinct.

Infrastructure Chair, Councillor Teresa Lane, said the bridge would benefit active people.

“This bridge is going to benefit people of all abilities,” Cr Lane said.

“Council is proud to have played a big part in designing and delivering this project.”

Cr Mindy Russell in front of the new bridge at Slacks Creek
Cr Mindy Russell in front of the new bridge at Slacks Creek

Division 3 Councillor Mindy Russell looked forward to using the bridge.

“I can’t wait for my first crossing of this bridge. It will open up so much opportunity for Logan residents to get around the city without a car,” Cr Russell said.

“I loved watching it get installed, along with some of the excited local community. It was fascinating viewing.

The Slacks Track Pathway extension will provide a future connection to the Veloway (V1) into Brisbane.

The $4.2 million cycling and pedestrian link is jointly funded by Logan City Council and the Australian and Queensland governments.

Council’s contribution includes $100,000 from the Division 3 Local Infrastructure Program.

The Australian Government funding of $2.7 million was provided through the Local Roads and Community Infrastructure (LRCI) Program.

This program supports local councils to deliver priority local road and community infrastructure projects across Australia.

The Queensland Government provided $350,536 of funding as part of its Transport Infrastructure Development Scheme.

The bridge will be in use by early July, weather and site conditions permitting.

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