It’s a busy track for both pedestrian and cyclist traffic connecting Killarney Vale and Long Jetty, giving easy access to Saltwater Creek Reserve. Our brief required the design of the new pedestrian and cycle bridge to be aesthetically appealing and have a minimal impact on the surrounding views for local residents.
One of the challenges with this project was the surrounding sensitive environment which required careful movements not to disturb the acid sulphate soils in the surrounding mangroves. Also, with the bridge footings at water level, it was essential that we prevent any corrosion occurring to the structure.
After completion, local residents were very happy and grateful that no elements of the new structure obstructed their existing views. All Australian Standards were also met which was no mean feat for such a complex geometrical shape! All in all, the bridge introduces a beautiful structure that fits well into the environment.
Not only was the bridge arched in elevation, it was curved at one point, in plan. It was a complex structure to design and detail to ensure that not only it worked structurally, but also met the relevant Australian Standards for a shared cycle and pedestrian path/bridge.
The bridge had a large span and the design brief from the client was to keep the structure as slimline as possible. We achieved this by designing curved superstructure support that reduced the actual clear span, thereby reducing the size of the main beams
What sets Fleetwood Urban apart is the overall value for money-the product and the price combined. They do both very well. For Council, It’s good to be able to hand over the whole package-Fleetwood do the design and then follow through with quality construction.Doug Marchant Senior Project Manager, Wyong Shire Council