1 December 2018

Construction of a new pedestrian bridge linking the Carina playing fields for Brisbane State High School is now well underway, with completion expected before the end of the year.

The bridge is a donation being made by Paul Brady and Glynnis Williams in support of the education received at the school by Paul in the ‘80’s and more recently their two children Rebecca & Gus.

The bridge components were originally fabricated and used as a temporary pedestrian diversion for the AJ Wylie bridge replacement at Petrie, delivered in JV by Brady Marine & Civil in 2012. As luck would have it the bridge span, width and strength suited the requirements at Fursden Road almost perfectly, and has been designed and located to fit in with a Masterplan the school has for the entire playing fields site.

Executive Director Paul Brady confirmed that “the bridge will enhance safety at the playing fields for players, staff and supporters, who currently use the public road to cross from one field to the other when the creek is submerged. We are delighted to be able to give back to the school community in such a fitting and useful way and we hope this triggers further support for the school in realising their plans for full redevelopment of the site”.

Brady Marine & Civil also acknowledge the support and financial assistance provided by industry partners including Tutt Bryant, IHC, Wagners, ARC, Multifix, Starlight Engineering, JWA, Exegen Survey and FSA Consulting.