After nearly two years Go Between Bridge was officially opened with 25,000 Brisbane residents taking the walk and celebrating with a fabulous public event.
The bridge opening signifies a major change in convenience of a cross river link connecting some of Brisbane’s most popular educational, recreational, sporting and cultural precincts.
Brisbane’s Go Between Bridge opened
this week with a unique public event
The public walkover was the centrepiece event of the opening of the bridge managed by local event company, LOUD events. Locals from West End, South Brisbane and Milton were encouraged to explore the new link, enjoying food and market stalls from some of Brisbane’s favourite icons. Bridge junkies were invited to take in information about the bridge construction and its features, including dedicated pedestrian and cyclist paths. The opening included an exhibition chronicling the history of the city’s road bridges of which the Go Between is the most recent.
The Queensland Theatre Company ran multi-performances of their new children’s show and a specialized children’s zone was created that included players from the Brisbane Broncos, Brisbane Roar and Queensland Reds.
The Queensland Theatre Company ran
special children’s performances for the event
LOUD also delivered over 50 local market stalls and food vendors and staged the integration of over 30 street performers on the day.
Director, Helena Marshall said the event signified connecting new communities through the infrastructural link between West End, South Band to Milton. Public events need careful consideration in restricted space areas. Weeks of thorough planning the Queenslands’ fire and rescue, ambulance and police services are integral.
“The logistical event of co-ordinating volunteers, moving 25,000 public, facilitating a market day and educational exhibition demonstrated the city’s ability to stage major events even if metres above ground and only 27 metres in width – the most unique of venues,” Marshall said.
LOUD was engaged to assist stake holders showcase the project and educate residents prior to opening to traffic today. LOUD’s responsibilities included the management and design of traffic management, security, police, volunteers, rubbish management, catering and management of the opening of Brisbane’s first inner city road bridge in nearly 40 years – a 300 metre feat.
Players from the Brisbane Broncos were on hand to sign autographs
LOUD events is owned and operated by Helena Marshall and Marianne Edmonds, who were fortunate enough to work very closely with each of the stake holders and LOUD’s amazing in house team of carpenters, steel workers, large format printers and ‘public event’ account managers to deliver the fine details of the event.
“We are extremely proud of our team and all of the hard work they put into this project and are privileged to have had the opportunity to work with the council on this project,” Marshall said.