The Kurilpa Bridge is really important for Brisbane since it can serve as a public space, as a fresh design and a new image for the city and as a connection across the Brisbane river. The Brisbane Bridge was part of the desired change of the image of Brisbane since late 1990s, when the new Brisbane Magistrates Court was designed, located in Queensland`s Cultural Precinct.
Other precincts that were under development in that time were South Brisbane and the northern part of CBD. The highlights of the design of the bridge were the advantages of a healthy lifestyle that involved walking and cycling, thus pedestrian and cycling areas were added to the project. The new design of the bridge also helped reduce the navigational constraints.
The bridge is an important link for the city since it is set across the Brisbane river but it’s even more than that since it embodies and conveys Brisbane’s emergence as a contemporary design city.