Restoration, Repairs and Upgrade of the Sir William Goodman Bridge

Structural Designer

J Woodside Consulting

Client Name

City of Charles Sturt

Location

Adelaide, Australia

PROJECT MANAGER
J Woodside Consulting
CONTRACTOR
Synergy Remedial
ARCHITECT
Flightpath Architects
ENGINEER
URS
STRUCTURAL ENGINEER
LN Engineering
COST PLANNER
Rider Levett Bucknall

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

This small but significant heritage tram bridge in Adelaide, built in 1908, was designed by Sir John Monash, arguably Australia’s most famous soldier, who commanded the 4th Brigade during the Gallipolli campaign of 1915. He was also a pioneering structural engineer, playing a major role introducing the use of reinforced concrete in Australian engineering. The bridge has been restored, repaired and upgraded, and delivered under budget and on time. The bridge is beautifully lit at night, and the owner, the design team, and the contractor are all proud of the completed project.

Judge's comment:

The judges admired the undertaking of the restoration of this structure, which had previously been deemed unfeasible. The required skill in the use of materials is evident throughout the solution. Delicate additions have renewed this piece of historically significant infrastructure.