An approximately 1000 metres long 6 metre wide shared pedestrian and cyclist path will provide safer access for the more than 1,400 cyclists and 1,900 pedestrians who currently use the path daily on the existing Causeway road bridge.
The project comprises two cable stayed bridges, approach embankments and connects Victoria Park foreshore with Heirisson Island and the Perth CBD at Point Fraser. The design acknowledges the rich Aboriginal history and culture of the area. The scope of work includes:
- Completion of architectural and engineering design;
- Community and stakeholder engagement;
- Fabrication and transportation to site of approximately 1,500 tons of complex steel structure from Civmec’s Henderson heavy engineering facility;
- Ground preparation, earthworks and piling for approach embankments;
- In-river works including piling, pile caps and pylon structures; and
- Bridge structural erection and electrical installation.
Shereen Mikhail, WSP’s Project Director said, “We are very excited to be part of the team building this significant project with such an innovative design that reflects and embeds the Whadjuk Noongar culture.
“These are WSP’s first cable-stayed bridges in WA, and these society-shaping projects play a key role in helping us benefit communities both today and for years to come.”
“We look forward to working closely with Main Roads, our partners and stakeholders to deliver another project that will not only provide safer, better access for pedestrians and cyclists, but also become a new landmark attraction on Perth’s Swan River.”
Tom Cooper, WSP’s Director of Bridges, Maritime & Structures said, “Pedestrian bridges are critical to strengthening the transport fabric of communities. The combination of community and cultural input with the technical and delivery experience of the Alliance will provide Perth with a path to realising the success of the project.”
“We know the Commonwealth, State and local governments have an extraordinary vision for the development of pedestrian and cycling access around the City. We’re really excited to be a part of such a future focused project.”
WSP’s scope of work includes:
- Bridge engineering and design including digital engineering
- Civil design including services and approaches design
- Geotechnical investigations and design
- Lighting design
- Security systems design
- Aboriginal participation
- Stakeholder engagement support
The project is scheduled to be completed in 2024.