WSP supports BESIX Watpac in its winning bid for iconic Kangaroo Point Green Bridge
Brisbane City Council has awarded the contract for the design and construction of the Kangaroo Point Green Bridge to Connect Brisbane, a team led by BESIX Watpac, for whom WSP is the Lead Consultant and Structural Engineer.
The BESIX Watpac led Connect Brisbane team, comprising Rizzani de Eccher, WSP, Blight Rayner, Dissing and Weitling, Aspect Studios, RWDI, F-POV, Right Angle Studios and Rowland; a group that includes some of the world’s leading bridge design and delivery experts who also possess local experience and an understanding of the Brisbane community.
As part of our engagement we expect to deliver multidisciplinary services including Structures, Civils, Geotechnical, Hydrology, Sustainability, Mechanical/Electrical, ITS, Project Controls and Digital Engineering.
According to Thomas Cooper, WSP’s National Executive for Bridges, “We’re extremely proud to be playing a part in delivering Brisbane’s next iconic landmark, which will be among the longest span cable stayed pedestrian bridges in the world. Designed to be future ready, the bridge will complement the city skyline and minimise visual impact, while featuring design elements consistent with Brisbane’s sub-tropical environment. Importantly, it will provide a convenient, safe and accessible connection for all bridge users.”
Key features of the Kangaroo Point Green Bridge include:
a river crossing between the corner of Alice Street and Edward Street in the CBD, and Scott Street at Kangaroo Point with a length of around 460m
an elegant single-mast cable stayed structure, designed to complement the city skyline and minimise visual impact
dedicated cycle and pedestrian paths, with a minimum width of 6.8m along the length of the bridge, and a maximum grade of 1:20
a navigable bridge clearance height of 12.7 metres (as per the Captain Cook bridge), with provision for a 60m wide navigation channel
a variety of places to pause and take in expansive river and city views
sub-tropical design elements including landscaping, and shade along the length of the pedestrian path
potential opportunities for commercial activation such as food and beverage outlets and event spaces, subject to further investigation and approvals.
Construction of the green bridge will commence in late 2021, with expected completion by late 2023, subject to approvals.
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