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.