Brisbane Flood Road Damage List

Brisbane Flood Road Damage List

Postby ValleyForge » Thu Jan 13, 2011 1:44 pm

Perhaps for everyone's sake can we post a list of cycle no-go or damaged roads due to the floods. Some of us are going stir-crazy!

Starting with: The Riverwalk!

Anyone ride Cootha lately?
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Re: Brisbane Flood Road Damage List

Postby Oxford » Thu Jan 13, 2011 3:11 pm

Rode home from work in the CBD (Albany Creek) and apart from the spot linked below, it was fine. All the paths were dry and you'd be forgiven for thinking there is nothing wrong. Other than a few potholes which we've seen lots of anyway over the past few months, there was little evidence of disaster. Did not go anywhere near where the potential danage would have been, its bad enough without rubber neckers.

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Re: Brisbane Flood Road Damage List

Postby Max » Thu Jan 13, 2011 3:34 pm

My understanding is that portions of the Centenary Motorway are still underwater, particularly the area near the Jindalee bridge. I haven't heard any other first-person reports.

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Re: Brisbane Flood Road Damage List

Postby Rhubarb » Thu Jan 13, 2011 4:19 pm

I rode in to Toowong this afternoon from Brookfield. The Western Freeway bikepath is closed at the Jindalee Bridge. Sylvan Road at Toowong is underwater at the railway bridge near Land St.

The biketrack is also underwater at Witton St, Indooroopilly. Here's a photo:

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On the upside I passed the council street sweeper machine that has already cleaned up the non submerged parts of the western freeway biketrack. Pretty good given everything the council is dealing with at the moment.
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Re: Brisbane Flood Road Damage List

Postby Max » Thu Jan 13, 2011 5:22 pm

The Ipswich Motorway, taken from the Blunder Rd roundabout:

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Re: Brisbane Flood Road Damage List

Postby Mustang » Thu Jan 13, 2011 7:53 pm

Been watching it on TV, very hard to take in, one wonders about the waste of money to the Travis Dam (550million) as opposed to spending that money on Wivenhoe. :cry:
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Re: Brisbane Flood Road Damage List

Postby marinmomma » Thu Jan 13, 2011 8:11 pm

If you can handle the bogan tradies trying to take you out (happened to me this morning!) Logan's ok...we rode the loop from Shailer Park down over Slacks Creek on Loganlea Rd then around and up Eden's Landing hill in through Beenleigh then back into Shailer via Loganholme/Hyperdome.

The Logan River was up as high or possibly higher than I've ever seen it in 20 years.

Potholes are many, as they are everywhere.
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Re: Brisbane Flood Road Damage List

Postby BruceGray » Thu Jan 13, 2011 11:45 pm

I've spent the last few days around Wavell Heights and Nundah, and decided to have a look at the river today. Rode along Nudgee Road to Portside Hamilton..... everything was sand bagged, but the water had not invaded. The current in the river was truly scarey.

I then explored upstream.
Bretts Wharf restaurant had the water come about 5 cm over the boardwalk at the front.
Kingsford Smith Drv was closed so I made the most of riding along it vehicle free. Never do so otherwise. too many trucks.
The short tunnel connecting Kingsford Smith Drv and the ICBT was completely full of water.
Breakfast Creek Road had water over it near Folkstone Rd intersection.
Ann St was flooded near Longland St.
The River paths along Newstead were covered or full of debris from overnight.
New Farm Coles undercover parking had 3m of water in it.
The New Farm River Walk bridges are stuffed.

New Farm and Teneriffe have no power and the only way out for cars was via the Story Bridge.

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Bridge across Kedron Book in Kalinga Park. Tuesday 11/1/11
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Tunnel from Kingsford Smith Drv to ICBT at Breakky Creek Hotel.
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The termination of Commercial Road, Teneriffe.
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Merthyr Road entry to Coles New Farm.
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Downstream end of the River Walk at New Farm....it's gone folks. Probably be another 18 mths before it is replaced, if ever.
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Upstream end of River Walk....gone...
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Postby Quinns Rocks Roadie » Fri Jan 14, 2011 12:22 am

When I was younger I lived in Jindalee. My dad got to look at flood maps for 1893 and 1933 ..... we moved suburbs pronto.
10 months later our previous house was drowned.
He listened to "Lennox Walker, the world-famous Australian Long Range Weather Forecaster" and it turns out old Lennox was correct.
I heard a discussion on ABC radio yesterday saying cyclic sunspot activity is the deal and therefore periodic flood events are to be expected.
I still remember the smell.... my commiserations to all those so affected.

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Some educational stuff from his son.

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Re: Brisbane Flood Road Damage List

Postby dodge » Fri Jan 14, 2011 8:22 am

ValleyForge wrote:Perhaps for everyone's sake can we post a list of cycle no-go or damaged roads due to the floods. Some of us are going stir-crazy!

Starting with: The Riverwalk!

Anyone ride Cootha lately?

I recon'd cootha last night..you can get to it via paddington/caxton street..and the road didnt look that bad when i drove a lap at 10ish last night
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Re: Brisbane Flood Road Damage List

Postby elantra » Fri Jan 14, 2011 10:25 am

I did a little ride to Bartley's Hill (Hamilton) which is above St Margeret's school on the north side not far from river.
Gregory Terrace is good, proceed past the RNA evacuation centre slowly please with care and respect.
Left turn at Brookes street, past Queensland Newspapers, pretty good.
Culminates in a short bicycle path briefly beside ICB

Back on road (lights not working) past Perry Park (inundated). :(
Edmonstone Road is closed by debris but can turn left Thompson Street.
Can get onto muddy footpath to go past Brekky Creek Hotel which has had some inundation. :(
Short ride along "wide" part of Kingsford Smith Road then left at Cooksley St, all uphill after that
Home via Towers street, but my route then involve short section on Sandgate Road which i DONOT recommend.
Then Albion Road, Maygar St, Kedron Brook Road, all not too bad.
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Re: Brisbane Flood Road Damage List

Postby Max » Fri Jan 14, 2011 11:47 am

The KBB is still pretty wet, but generally free of debris, from the stretch between Billabong St and the Grange turnoff. However, the part after Billabong St (ie towards Alderley) is full of deceptively deep sand. I almost went arse-over this morning when both my wheels got caught in it. It blends right in with the colour of the concrete. After that, the small footbridge at the bottom of a dip is covered in very deep mud (four inches +). I had to dismount and walk several metres to the side of the path. Perhaps a MTB could do it, but I wasn't game to do it on my roadie.

Kedron Brook road is just fine, as is Noble St near Downie Park (Newmarket). The Roma St Parklands path is dry and free of debris, for the most part.

Many roads in the city are still closed, but cleanup is well under way. West End is also closed off, but a work in progress. The Bicentennial Bikeway is visible in places, but parts are still well under water. The boardwalk near South Bank is still under water, but I expect it will be dry within a day or two as waters recede.

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Re: Brisbane Flood Road Damage List

Postby CommuRider » Fri Jan 14, 2011 11:55 am

Max wrote:I almost went arse-over this morning when both my wheels got caught in it. It blends right in with the colour of the concrete. After that, the small footbridge at the bottom of a dip is covered in very deep mud (four inches +). I had to dismount and walk several metres to the side of the path. Perhaps a MTB could do it, but I wasn't game to do it on my roadie.


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Re: Brisbane Flood Road Damage List

Postby Oxford » Fri Jan 14, 2011 12:26 pm

as I rode in this morning, I detoured around this just in case it was still covered, its now above water level and safe to traverse.
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Re: Brisbane Flood Road Damage List

Postby Oxford » Fri Jan 14, 2011 1:29 pm

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Re: Brisbane Flood Road Damage List

Postby Zynster » Fri Jan 14, 2011 1:32 pm

The riverside drive in west end.
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Re: Brisbane Flood Road Damage List

Postby ValleyForge » Sat Jan 15, 2011 8:09 am

Rode Southbank/Gray St/William Jolly to Gap Crk Rd via Caxton St. All good.
Returning Brookfield/Kenmore/Moggill Rd all good. Sylvan Rd left turn into Coro Drv as Land St still closed.
Go-Between open.

Nice quiet morning!

Anyone been out to Nudgee Beach?
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Re: Brisbane Flood Road Damage List

Postby landscapecadmonkey » Sat Jan 15, 2011 12:23 pm

Have ridden KBB from Grange to Nudgee Beach a number in the last couple of days - all good now, apart from a few remaining puddles and some gravel/sand on path. That large section of boardwalk the tug boat guided down the river the other day seems to be at rest near the mouth of Kedron Floodway. Also a lot of people scouring the flotsom and jetssom at Nudgee right up to Sandgate for anything valuable i assume.

Also rode from Grange to Sandgate on Fri afternoon - some deeper puddles (only about 6") over a few sections of the path along the Boondal flats, but nothing too bad. Theres another section of boardwalk / pontoon on the mud flats at Sandgate that some larks swam out to and seemed to be picnicing on.

Came across the largest brown snake ive ever seen on the KBB path at the back of the golf course near Nudgee Rd, almost ran over the sucker until i noticed the franatic waving of a couple that had stopped.

Main thing to watch for is the increased traffic on Nudgee Rd with a lot more people going to the waste transfer station, and heading to Nudgee Beach for a look - wise time to use the bike path along the side of the road.
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Re: Brisbane Flood Road Damage List

Postby Comedian » Sat Jan 15, 2011 1:31 pm

Thats a good update landscapedmonkey!

My question is can anyone confirm that the coronation drive bikeway has been washed away near the Regatta? I've heard this said but haven't seen any confirmation of it?

Once things settle down a bit I'd love to get out there and do a few riverloops and a Mt Cootha attack!
Once you can climb hills on a bike it's all downhill. :mrgreen:

Hopefully I'll know what that's like..... one day. :shock: :lol:

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Re: Brisbane Flood Road Damage List

Postby ValleyForge » Sat Jan 15, 2011 5:37 pm

The RiverLoop will be a long time recovering. Don't hold your breath. Where it's open (eg Coro Drive the road) it's filthy or slippery.

And the Nudgee news is appreciated landscapedmonkey.
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Re: Brisbane Flood Road Damage List

Postby landscapecadmonkey » Sat Jan 15, 2011 6:33 pm

ValleyForge wrote:The RiverLoop will be a long time recovering. Don't hold your breath.


Thanks for that. I assume thats the bike path that goes past the entry to the good will bridge ? I work at QUT and usually go thru Roma St Parklands, down to and off NorthQuay near BCC Building and along the bottom path near the (ex) RiverCat terminals, behind the car park under the freeway and loop up into the uni. I havent been in there this week (didnt want to fingered as a rubberneck and chased by p1ssed off security guards with burning torches), and the Uni is closed till mid-week, but was going to be a bit subversive tomorrow and see if i could sneak into my office to pick some work up.
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Re: Brisbane Flood Road Damage List

Postby marinmomma » Sun Jan 16, 2011 1:17 pm

Could we use this thread to list places to ride that are safe and completely out of the flood clean up areas??

I think that it's poor form to be expecting to cycle through the affected areas, which takes out all the the River Loop, anytime soon.

We rode the Logan/Redland Bay Loop this morning...heaps of groups out there today. I only ride this on the weekend as during the week it is a tradie super-highway, tradies of the bogan kind who have a thing againist cyclist :roll:
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Re: Brisbane Flood Road Damage List

Postby biggles266 » Sun Jan 16, 2011 1:21 pm

Hi everyone,

I bicycle commute from Woolloongabba to Toowong, taking either the Goodwill or the Go-Between bridge. I'm back to work tomorrow, my office is on Sylvan Rd Toowong which I know a lot of cyclists use.

I think everything will be OK, except I'm not sure about the last stretch of bikeway along the river up till the tunnel to Land St. Has anyone ridden along here in the last few days? Are there any other known issues along the bikeway from Woolloongabba, goodwill bridge, under the expressway, and along to Toowong?
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Re: Brisbane Flood Road Damage List

Postby mrjones » Sun Jan 16, 2011 6:43 pm

Yay I have power and internets again :D

Pretty sad about the river loop, looks like time to invest in an MTB, i think they outnumbered cars in the CBD for a day or two
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Re: Brisbane Flood Road Damage List

Postby elantra » Sun Jan 16, 2011 6:50 pm

You need to avoid the front way up Mt Coot-tha.
Maybe the back way as well !
i haven't been up there for a few days but it appears that there is a steady progression of trucks groaning up the mountain carrying flood damaged stuff.
Certainly at the base -(Mt Coot-tha botanic gardens) there is a huge amount of activity and vehicles so best avoided.
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