York Civil is delighted to announce it has been awarded the contract for the Swan River Pedestrian Bridge project in Western Australia (WA). The $54 million landmark pedestrian bridge is a major step forward in the growth of our Western Australian operations.
The project comprises the design and construction (D&C) of a 400m long by 9m wide pedestrian bridge which will cross the Swan River from the East Perth foreshore to the western side of the Burswood Peninsula, linking the new transport hub with the new Perth Stadium and Sports Precinct currently under construction at Burswood.
Our design delivers a world-class bridge that will be instantly identifiable as ‘Perth, Western Australia’ with its distinctive profile of ribbons flowing across the divide, presented in an abstracted and elegant form.
The 65m tall central structural arch and expressive apex rises above the riverbank to provide a focal point from distant viewpoints, the City and the new Perth Stadium. The design achieves a sensitive footprint, treading lightly upon both the river and the foreshores, with only two piers within the river. The structural forces are expressed clearly and uniquely in the black and white articulation of the arch ribbons, reflecting both structural interdependency and the symbolic coming together of diverse cultures.
Steve Kochergen, York Civil’s State Manager in Western Australia, has led the project and says “York Civil is excited to be entrusted with the design and construct of this landmark project for Western Australia. Our design could only ever be for, and of, the Swan River and our team is proud to see it become a reality.”