Checking out the Kurilpa Bridge in Brisbane is a must for any tourist! Since I’m new to Brisbane one of my favourite things to do on the weekends is exploring all the cool things this city has to offer.
Without a doubt one of my favourite things about Brisbane is its interesting urban design. I love how the city effortlessly mixes historical architecture with modernist buildings and structures.
My boyfriend and I stumbled upon this cool bridge after spending half a day at the Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA), which lies in a stunning location by the river in Brisbane’s South Bank area. Despite being recognized as a world class city in recent years, Brisbane still isn’t the most pedestrian friendly city, so this bridge is part of a municipal effort to make the city a more friendly place for cyclists and pedestrians.
Interestingly, the name “Kurilpa” reflects the Australian Aboriginal word for the South Brisbane and West End area, and means “a place for water rats.” I live in South Brisbane, and I have yet to see any water rats there to confirm the accuracy of the description. Apparently the Brisbane river is home to bull sharks though, so maybe that’s what the Aboriginals meant?
City Beach crop top and skirt, Marc by Softwalk sandals, vintage purse.