Jack Pesch Bridge

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Jack Pesch
Jack Pesch Bridge 05.JPG
Official name Jack Pesch Bridge
Carries Pedestrians, bicycles
Crosses Brisbane River
Locale Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Design Cable-stayed bridge
Opened 2 October 1998
Coordinates 27°30′21″S 152°58′27″E / 27.505826°S 152.974191°E / -27.505826; 152.974191Coordinates: 27°30′21″S 152°58′27″E / 27.505826°S 152.974191°E / -27.505826; 152.974191

The Jack Pesch Bridge is a bridge for pedestrians and cyclists which crosses the Brisbane River. The bridge is named in honour of Jack Pesch, a cycling champion during the 1930s. He subsequently ran a bicycle shop in Petrie Terrace Brisbane until the mid-1990s, selling and servicing his own 'Rocket' cycles and cycle parts.

The bridge crosses the Indooroopilly Reach of the River, linking Chelmer and Indooroopilly. It is immediately adjacent to the Albert and Walter Taylor Bridges. It was opened on 2 October 1998 by the Queensland Minister for Transport, Steve Bredhauer, and the Lord Mayor of Brisbane, Jim Soorley.

The bridge is for the exclusive use of pedestrians and cyclists.

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