Stonehill Estate

“One elegant bridge solution solves two community problems”

Executive Summary

Stonehill is a new, master-planned community in Bacchus Marsh, Victoria. Dividing the site however was a gorge almost 60 metres wide and 18 metres deep formed by the Werribee River. This was not just an issue for pedestrian connectivity for the new community, but was proving a major challenge for installing the sewer main infrastructure. The landscape architect, Spiire, saw the opportunity to solve two problems with the same solution. They looked to Fleetwood for ways to adapt our Stirling™ cable stayed bridge to create a shared cycle crossing that could also carry the new sewer line. By using Fleetwood’s specialist knowledge and proven technology, we were able to make the complex simple, and create the new bridge just as the designers envisaged – providing both practical amenity and attractive infrastructure.

Client

Devine

Completed

2012

State

VIC

Design Partners

Spiire

Scope of Work

Deliver, Detail, Develop, Discover

Fleetwood involvement

Fleetwood worked with Spiire using our DesignExecute2™ approach to achieve a highly successful outcome. Together, we had direct control over the end product. There was no third party involved. Our team worked with the design, the construction and the manufacturing, streamlining the process right up to the final installation. The bridge itself has a galvanised steel superstructure, fibre reinforced plastic (FRP) decking, painted towers and galvanised steel cables. The main concrete piers were drilled and poured using a 45-tonne piling rig. Four large abutments were also poured on site.