New Perth Stadium footbridge design revealed

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The Government of Western Australia has unveiled the winning design for the pedestrian bridge at Perth Stadium that will provide fans with a chance to walk to the new stadium from the city.

The winning design of the US$41.7m (A$54.12m) steel cable-stay bridge – similar to a suspension bridge – was chosen by a panel headed by bridge engineer and former governor Ken Michael.

“This design will deliver the best outcome for West Australians visiting the stadium precinct,” said Michael. “It has clearly delivered on the state’s design and construction guidelines. Some people will look at the design and see swans, others will see a wagyl taking shape or a dolphin – and that’s perfect for this river environment.”

Transport minister Dean Nalder said contract negotiations had been finalized between the government and the successful tenderers, joint venture York Rizzani De Eccher, to design and construct the bridge.

The bridge will be 213ft at its highest point and stretch 1,312ft from bank to bank, with a steel cable-stay span of 525ft at its center. Only two piers will be driven into the riverbed to minimise the impact on the river.

June 12, 2015

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