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Work begins on new $40m helix-shaped cycle and pedestrian bridge in NSW


Posted by Monica Gameng

The first sod has been turned to signal the beginning of construction on Landcom’s $40 million cycle and pedestrian bridge at North Ryde, New South Wales. Landcom is the State Government’s land and development organisation.

The uniquely-shaped bridge - designed by KI Studio - is going to be built across Delhi Road and the Hills M2 Motorway, connecting Macquarie Park, the North Ryde railway station and the residential projects in Macquarie Park called Lachlan’s Line.

“The 160 metre-long bridge is one of the first of its kind in the world due to its complex 32mm flat plate steel construction, which twists and contorts to achieve the desired form.

“The complex design will require innovative fabrication and construction methods, marking a new approach to advanced steel manufacturing in this country, and the steel used to create the bridge will be sourced and manufactured in Australia,” Landcom Chief Executive Officer John Brogden said.

landcom-north-ryde-pedestrian-bridgeSource: The Urban Developer

The new helix-shaped bridge is going to be built by the joint venture between Arenco and the Daracon Group, with S&L Steel - a Western Sydney-based steel fabricator - subcontracted to fabricate the steel that’s going to be used on the bridge.

This new cycle and pedestrian bridge is expected to support up to 5,000 residents who will be residing at the masterplanned Lachlan’s Line development. Lachlan’s Line is an upcoming precinct that will feature 27,000 residential apartments as well as high-quality open spaces, recreational areas and retail spaces, which will all be connected to North Ryde Station.

“Today is an exciting day for Landcom’s Lachlan’s Line project, with work beginning on this innovative, eye-catching bridge that will become a landmark in our city,” Mr Brogden said.

Currently, bridge sections are being fabricated off-site and on-site construction with the bridge supports is expected to commence later this year. Installation of bridge spans is projected to begin in late 2019.

During construction, motorists will experience some disruptions at various times due to temporary lane closures, but majority of the works are going to be done at night to help minimise this disruption.

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Source: The Urban Developer; Landcom; Architecture AU

Monica Gameng

Monica Gameng

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