Winner 2016

Award for
Pedestrian Bridges

Project Description

Elizabeth Quay is part of a bold plan to revitalise central Perth, returning the city’s focus to the Swan River and providing a world-class waterfront destination. This striking 22m high cable-stayed bridge is the project’s centrepiece feature. The design benefited from the use of a range of digital tools. The analysis of the bridge’s dynamic response to footfall-induced vibrations was successfully confirmed by physical tests of the completed structure.

Judge’s comments

The judges were impressed by the contribution made by this elegant structure to the enhancement of central Perth.  Successfully overcoming a number of technical challenges, the bridge will serve as a landmark for the community.

Project overview

Structural Designer

  • ARUP

Client Name

  • CPB Contractors (previously Leighton) and Broad|Metropolitan Redevelopment


  • Perth, Australia

Year Submitted

  • 2016

Submitted By

  • ARUP Images: Jacaranda Photography; (1,2,3) Dion Photography; (4)