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Bridge to nowhere - Ipswich railway Redbank
« on: July 03, 2012, 03:25:31 PM »
Bridge over the Ipswich railway at Redbank that goes nowhere.













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« Last Edit: July 03, 2012, 03:38:45 PM by ozbob »
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Re: Bridge to nowhere - Ipswich Highway Redbank
« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2012, 03:27:46 PM »
Must be in preparation for future works, anyone know what exactly?
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Re: Bridge to nowhere - Ipswich Highway Redbank
« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2012, 03:30:40 PM »
Bridge to planned new technology park/industrial estate near the railway workshops

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Re: Bridge to nowhere - Ipswich Highway Redbank
« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2012, 05:19:34 PM »
Bridge to planned new technology park/industrial estate near the railway workshops

Redbank River Park is planned down the track.

http://redbankriverpark.com/features.html

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THE FUTURE OF BRISBANE'S SOUTH WEST

Redbank River Park is destined to be the future of Brisbane's fast growing South Western industrial and business precinct. Situated just 20 kilometres from the Brisbane CBD and 11 kilometres from Ipswich with ease of access to the Logan/Ipswich Motorway and Centenary Highway, Redbank River Park is set to capitalise on the infrastructure upgrades earmarked for the South Western Corridor under the State Government announced South East QLD Infrastructure Plan 2006 – 2026. These upgrades include widening of the Ipswich Motorway, an upgrade of the Logan Motorway and Ipswich Motorway Interchange and construction of a dedicated third freight rail line.
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Re: Bridge to nowhere - Ipswich railway Redbank
« Reply #4 on: July 06, 2012, 03:47:01 AM »
From the Queensland Times click here!

Our $24m bridge to nowhere

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Our $24m bridge to nowhere

Andrew Korner | 6th July 2012 2:00 AM

IT cost $24 million to build but a bridge across the new Ipswich Motorway leads to nothing more than a patch of grass.

Bizarrely, among the 500,000 tonnes of asphalt that was trucked in to build the Dinmore to Goodna section of the Ipswich Motorway, none was found to complete an important link between the highway and Brisbane Terrace.

The bridge that crosses the railway line between Redbank and Goodna stations, linking the motorway service road to Brisbane Tce, is complete all but for a short, 30m section on the Brisbane Tce side, which will be funded by the developer of a new industrial estate at Redbank.

The unfinished section of road - known as the Monash Rd upgrade - has been heavily landscaped with gardens and a large amount of drainage rock, leaving some people wondering if it will ever be finished.

It comes as a disappointment to interstate transport company owner Allan Pollard, who said he moved to Redbank last November to take advantage of the new infrastructure.

The bridge will form a safe link to the motorway - unlike the existing overpass further south, which he said was dangerous for heavy vehicles.

"We have been hanging out for this new bridge to open," Mr Pollard said. "I just can't believe that they spent so much money on the turf and gardens when they could have built the road instead."

Minister for Transport and Main Roads Scott Emerson joined Ipswich Mayor Paul Pisasale in voicing his concerns about the amount of money wasted on gardens and other landscaping that will only be ripped up once work on finishing the connection to Monash Rd gets under way.

"This was done under the former Labor government and I have asked the department to ensure this kind of financial mismanagement is not repeated," Mr Emerson said.

Ipswich City Council confirmed this week that completion of the final section of the bridge hinged on the developer being able to complete contract arrangements.

A spokesman for the developer, Goodman Australia, said there was at least 12 months work in building the intersection where the bridge would connect with Brisbane Terrace.

The Monash Rd upgrade will include the installation of traffic lights at the intersection of Brisbane Tce and Monash Rd at the developer's expense.

Ipswich Mayor Paul Pisasale said the link would complement the new industrial estate planned for the area.

"It's our bridge to nowhere at the moment," Cr Pisasale said.

"The big issue we have is with the landscaping that has gone in there - they could have given us the money they spent on landscaping and we could have finished the road."
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Re: Bridge to nowhere - Ipswich Highway Redbank
« Reply #5 on: July 06, 2012, 08:19:24 AM »

Redbank River Park is planned down the track.

http://redbankriverpark.com/features.html


The estate's name has changed to Redbank Motorway Estate: http://au.goodman.com/property/development/pipeline/redbank-motorway-estate

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Re: Bridge to nowhere - Ipswich railway Redbank
« Reply #6 on: July 06, 2012, 10:10:53 AM »
LOLOL  No wonder the bridge and road stopped!  No one knows who is running the show ....

Typical Queensland infrastructure botch ...
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Re: Bridge to nowhere - Ipswich railway Redbank
« Reply #7 on: July 06, 2012, 11:42:45 AM »
Oh good grief.  :-r  :-w

I'm lost for words.

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Re: Bridge to nowhere - Ipswich railway Redbank
« Reply #8 on: July 06, 2012, 06:01:24 PM »
Will be on 9 news tonight, they just showed it on the opening headlines, with chopper footage of the bridge.

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Re: Bridge to nowhere - Ipswich railway Redbank
« Reply #9 on: July 07, 2012, 06:21:22 AM »
Couriermail Quest --> Transport Minister Scott Emerson and Ipswich Mayor Paul Pisasale angry over Monash St overpass 'road to nowhere'
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Re: Bridge to nowhere - Ipswich railway Redbank
« Reply #10 on: July 07, 2012, 09:00:09 AM »
So the land developer is 12 months late in doing their connecting infrastructure while the State did its works when doing other infrastructure upgrades.  Sounds like a beat up to me.

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Re: Bridge to nowhere - Ipswich railway Redbank
« Reply #11 on: July 29, 2012, 06:00:58 PM »
Steam under the bridge



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Re: Bridge to nowhere - Ipswich railway Redbank
« Reply #12 on: July 29, 2012, 06:26:44 PM »
So the land developer is 12 months late in doing their connecting infrastructure while the State did its works when doing other infrastructure upgrades.  Sounds like a beat up to me.

The northside had a "Bridge to nowhere" for years at the Narangba industrial estate over the Bruce Highway.
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Re: Bridge to nowhere - Ipswich railway Redbank
« Reply #13 on: July 29, 2012, 08:36:44 PM »
That was never connected at either end until a few years ago (no estate east of the highway at all) and was good forward planning.

The new one to go in north of Anzac Ave, from North Lakes to connect to Alma Rd, has had to be sent back for redesign as they didn't make it high enough over the highway.....  :-r

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Re: Bridge to nowhere - Ipswich railway Redbank
« Reply #14 on: July 29, 2012, 11:03:00 PM »
That was never connected at either end until a few years ago (no estate east of the highway at all) and was good forward planning

Initially it wasn't connected to the Eastern Side but they completed that back in 97ish. It was utilised by deros that burnt stolen cars there and trial bike riders who frequently created a dust storms across the highway. It wasn't until a decade later that they fenced off the properties when the first of the properties were bought and construction started.
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Re: Bridge to nowhere - Ipswich railway Redbank
« Reply #15 on: August 22, 2013, 09:49:38 AM »
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"Bridge to Nowhere" at Redbank is finally being completed across the railway line to link the new industrial estate. http://t.co/kDEH4bd4H2

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Re: Bridge to nowhere - Ipswich railway Redbank
« Reply #16 on: August 22, 2013, 10:32:12 AM »
A DA to build a huge warehouse in the Redbank Motorway Estate was submitted to ICC two weeks ago on behalf of DB Schenker. This estate is to be accessed using this bridge.

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Re: Bridge to nowhere - Ipswich railway Redbank
« Reply #17 on: August 24, 2013, 04:55:54 PM »
Does anyone know who the warehouse will be for?

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Re: Bridge to nowhere - Ipswich railway Redbank
« Reply #18 on: August 25, 2013, 09:35:57 AM »
DB Schenker - a transport and logistics company.

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Re: Bridge to nowhere - Ipswich railway Redbank
« Reply #19 on: August 29, 2013, 12:21:40 AM »
What is ridiculous is that ICC refused to spend the money to complete the approaches and reimburse themselves for the money spent when the developer deposited their contribution.

Too caught up slavishly adhering to precious process.

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Re: Bridge to nowhere - Ipswich railway Redbank
« Reply #20 on: October 10, 2013, 11:25:21 AM »
Queensland Times --> ‘Bridge to nowhere’ is now going somewhere

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THE "bridge to nowhere" will soon be leading to Ipswich' latest industrial park, as developers of the Redbank peninsula edge closer to finishing the construction of Monash Rd.

An announcement is expected later this month by the Ipswich City Council and developers Goodman Australia regarding an international company leasing nine of the site's 62 hectares.

The QT revealed last year a bridge was built to allow access to the industrial park, but not enough bitumen was provided and a 30m stretch of road was left unfinished.

The unfinished stretch of road was heavily landscaped leading some people to ask whether the road would be complete.

Goodman Australia has been working to construct the road and it is now weeks away from being complete.

A Goodman Australia spokesman said work has commenced on $27 million of infrastructure works at Redbank Motorway Estate.

Goodman is the second largest industrial developer internationally and the largest in the country.

The company is expected to make an announcement with Ipswich Mayor Paul Pisasale in the coming weeks.

Cr Pisasale said the announcement will mark the beginning of the Redbank Peninsula industrial park.

He said the industrial development had been 18 months in the making and will deliver jobs for Ipswich.

"We've been working on this project for a while. It's a world renowned company and the bridge to no where will now become the bridge to somewhere," he said.

Cr Pisasale said although the unfinished bridge caused a stir, its intention was always to improve Ipswich's industries.

"The bridge was built to attract people, but they are investing a significant amount of infrastructure. This is the start of the industrial park," he said.

Cr Pisasale said the Ipswich region holds 43% of Queensland's available industrial land.

"What makes a great city is making sure families have jobs," he said.

The Department of Infrastructure and Transport report into the future of south-east Queensland forecast more than 56,000 jobs will be created in Ipswich's central suburbs by 2026.
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Re: Bridge to nowhere - Ipswich railway Redbank
« Reply #21 on: October 10, 2013, 01:40:01 PM »
Queensland Times --> ‘Bridge to nowhere’ is now going somewhere


I'll repeat my quote:

What is ridiculous is that ICC refused to spend the money to complete the approaches and reimburse themselves for the money spent when the developer deposited their contribution.

Too caught up slavishly adhering to precious process.

It remains true, for there to be a silly stand off is ridiculous. It's not like ICC has a cashflow problem, they should have spent the money connecting the bridge as soon as it was completed.

 

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