Anna Bligh, Queensland, Australia’s state prime minister, formally opened Brisbane’s $58-million Kurilpa “tensegrity” pedestrian and bicycle bridge on Oct. 4. Local design-build contractor Baulderstone Pty. Ltd. completed the 470-meter-long crossing, with a 120-m-long main span, to a design by Brisbane-based Cox Rayner Architects and the local office of Arup Engineers. The primary structure comprises a mesh of cables tensioned to compressive tube steel struts.
Brisbane’s Unique Long-Span Pedestrian Crossing Opens
October 21, 2009