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Bridges – Brisbane CBD Fringe Apartments
By: Inais Black: May 18, 2018, Updated: February 25, 2019
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UPDATE FEBRUARY 2019: Bridges is currently not going ahead. Please check back with us for further updates.
Bridges consists off one (1), two (2) and three (3) bedroom new apartments available from $395,000 for one-bedroom apartments, and from $869,900 for three bedroom apartments
132 apartments over 16 levels
Podium level recreation level
River and CBD views
Located just off Riverside Expressway, so busy location
Set between the William Jolly Bridge and the Go-Between Bridge, it’s not hard to see how Bridges got its name. Located at 19 Eagle Terrace, Brisbane City, Bridges sits on a coner alotment overlooking the Riverside Expressway with views then over to the Brisbane River and Southbank. It offers a good selection of resident amenity and generally good sized apartments for a new inner-city Brisbane Apartment in these price points.
Morris Property group are a prolific Developer at the moment with a number of Gold Coast projects currently in the market and Bridges is their newest offering in Brisbane. With 132 apartments over 16 levels, Bridges is located in a inner-city pocket that has traditionally not seen a lot of new high rise development. Once the building is complete however we suspect it will change however.
Artists Impression of the Bridges Lobby
The building is perhaps defined by its large lobby, which is double storey, and will provide a grand entrance to residents. The living rooms are large for apartments in this price range, and the floor-to-ceiling windows allow as much light to fill the apartments as possible. When combined with the white tiles in every apartment, it should make for an airy and open feel.
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Apartments in Bridges will have views from the Toowong reach of the Brisbane River, over South Bank, the CBD and the Roma Street Parklands. It’s a pretty impressive set of views to choose from. The only apartments which should not get excellent views will be the lower levels on the north side of the building as the site falls from north to south, meaning that the lower level on that side of the building make look in the buildings higher on that side of the hill.
The floor plans show that in two or three bedroom apartments, you can expect at least two of the bedrooms to have balcony access. Whilst balconies are great, given the proximity to the Riverside Expressway we question how often they will be able to be used, particularly on the lower levels. The grim and dust that comes off major roads such as the Expressway will make using these balconies other than at night when the traffic abates difficult.
One great feature in Bridges is that every apartment comes with a study. In this price point this is really quite rare and is a big positive for both owner occupiers and investors.
Similarly, the kitchen is also of a good size and is a fully functional and traditional L-shaped design. Again a great feature and differentiates Bridges from other inner-city projects perhaps targeting investors only which have smaller one-wall or ‘Pullman’ style kitchens (i.e now island or galley style benchtop).
Having an open-plan living area in apartments is nothing new, but Bridges has this area designed very well. The area is connected nicely to the balcony, without spilling over into the bedrooms and bathroom. The kitchens are extremely well sized, especially in the one and two bedroom apartments. They tend to be a little larger than your normal inner-city apartment.
Something which you can see in Apartment Type 3B below is that it has an actual entry area, which is pretty special. This might make these apartments attractive to downsizers.
There is of course ducted air conditioning to living areas and bedrooms. Every apartment also has voice intercoms and secure lift access to the lobby and car park. Most apartments also include a separate laundry area, which is another nice feature.
Artists Impression of a Bridges Kitchen
On the podium level, overlooking the river and South Bank, is a gym, pool and recreation area. It looks like it’ll be great for residents to socialise, get fit and enjoy the view.
Artists Impression of the Bridges Pool Area
Located at 19 Eagle Terrace, just outside the heart of the CBD in Brisbane, Bridges located in a small pocket of land sitting between a number of major roads and the Suncorp Stadium precinct. The area has traditionally been characteried by budget accomodation and backpacker hostels, and B grade office buildings. Not in the CBD, but close enough to attract commercial tenants at the right price.
19 Eagle Terrace is the corner of Eagle Terrace and North Quay, which is the road just off the Riverside Expressway. As we pointed out above this does mean that the apartments on the lower levels will no doubt have have the hume of traffic from time to time.
Getting to and from Bridges can be a bit of a hassle. With a number of major roads, with no ability exit or turn around, the Eagle Terrace and North Quay area is not the easiest place to drive to. As a resident you will be able to navigate it, and really it is an amazingly well connected location with access to all major roads, walking distance to the Brisbane Cultural Precinct and much more, but if you are a first time visitor we recommend doing your homework before you drive to the site.
Across the road from Bridges is the First Brisbane Burial Ground, also known as the Skew Street Cemetery, which is a state heritage site due to it being the major burial ground of the former Moreton Bay Penal Settlement. This is a small park like site that most Brisbaner residents probably don’t even realise is an actual cemetery. It will no doubt surprise many that at least 220 people were buried there between 1825 and 1843, and the site has been heritage listed since 2010. Aside from living near some of the oldest archaeological artifacts in Brisbane, this means that the views in this direction (toward the east and south-east) can never be built out.
Satellite Image of Bridges and the Surrounding Area (from Google Maps)
The closest bus stop to Bridges is three minutes walk away (two blocks away). There are nearly ten other bus stops eight or so minutes away. The Roma Street Train Station is 7 minutes walk away. This means Bridges is really centrally located and fantastic for those who have to commute. A walk into the City itself would be no more than 15 minutes, and crossing the Bridge to Southbank a similar amount of time.
The Gallery of Modern Art, or GOMA, is just a stroll away across the William Jolly Bridge, and Suncorp Stadium is twelve minutes walk in the other direction.
Quality & Finishes:
The bathrooms are designed with geometric lines as the feature, and they look quite modern due to this. Throughout the rest of the apartment, you have plasterboard ceilings with a painted finish, and air conditioning to the living and bedrooms. It’s also worth mentioning that the balconies tend to be a little larger than most you would find in the city.
At this point in time, we are not aware of what the body corporate fees will be.
The display suite is located at 19 Eagle Terrace, Brisbane City (with parking located at the rear). Open Wednesday to Sunday, 10am – 4pm. You can arrange an appointment if you would like to through the inquiry form below.