During the floods of December 2010 a section of the cycle path at Molonglo Reach was damaged. Roads ACT commissioned AECOM to investigate the failure and recommend repair options. Several options were explored. The preferred option was to re‑use the redundant Belconnen Pedestrian Bridge (the old Red Bridge), previously linking Lathlain Street and Westfield Belconnen, to span the section of damaged cycle path. This option of using two spans of the Belconnen bridge was then developed into Preliminary Sketch Plans (PSP).
A number of studies and inputs contributed to the PSP including:
Scope of works
The section of the Molonglo Reach Cycle Path that was damaged by the floods has been replaced with the old Belconnen 'Red Bridge' and is now complete and open to pedestrian/cyclist traffic.
Image 1: The new Molonglo Reach Cycle Path is now open to the public.