“One elegant bridge solution solves two community problems”
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.
Scope of Work
Deliver, Detail, Develop, Discover
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.
Working with Fleetwood Urban has been about confidence on this project. As a landscape architect, it’s key for me to be able to collaborate with specialists such as Fleetwood, to deliver the visions we have from project inception and ensure that what I’m t ...
Matt York Principal Landscape Architect