Elizabeth Quay Bridge

Structural Designer

ARUP

Client Name

CPB Contractors (previously Leighton) and Broad|Metropolitan Redevelopment

Location

Perth, Australia

Images: © Jacaranda Photography, Dion Photography

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 comment:

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.