Project Description

SWAN RIVER PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE

Perth | Australia

YEAR

2015

STATUS

On going

TYPE

Bridge

SERVICE

Bridges & Viaducts

FINAL CLIENT

Rizzani De Eccher

CLIENT

Taiyo Membrane Corporation

ARCHITECT

Denton Corker Marshall

ENGINEER

Maffeis Engineering SpA

MATERIALS

Steel | Aluminium | PTFE

SPAN

370 m

People

SUPERVISOR

Antonio Diaferia

TEAM

Andrea Zilio

Gallery

Maffeis Engineering executed the detailed design of the secondary steel, and the detailed design and shop drawings of the membrane and metal cladding (rigid and flexible), both via parametric modeling. The 3D modeling of the primary steelwork was executed as well.
The pedestrian bridge is a 370 m long and 9 m wide, linking Perth city to the New Perth Stadium. The middle 160 m span with an expressive ‘Swan head’ apex, rises 65 m above the river.

The structure consists of trichord arch trusses wrapped in flexible PTFE membrane and rigid metal cladding with a cable-supported bridge deck under. Due to the complex surface geometry, parametric modeling techniques were used to model and detail the cladding and secondary steelwork.