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Kurilpa Bridge, Brisbane
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The Kurilpa Bridge is a 63 million pedestrian and bicycle bridge over the Brisbane River in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. The bridge connects Kurilpa Point in South Brisbane to Tank Street in the Brisbane central business district. In 2011, the bridge was judged World Transport Building of the Year at the World Architecture Festival.Baulderstone Queensland Pty Ltd constructed the bridge and the company’s design team included Cox Rayner Architects and Arup Engineers.A sod turning ceremony was held at Kurilpa Park, South Brisbane on 12 December 2007. The bridge was opened on 4 October 2009 by Queensland Premier Anna Bligh.StructureKurilpa Bridge is the world’s largest hybrid tensegrity bridge. Only the horizontal spars conform to tensegrity principles. The Kurilpa Bridge is a multiple-mast, cable-stay structure based on principles of tensegrity producing a synergy between balanced tension and compression components to create a light structure which is incredibly strong.The bridge is 470m long with a main span of 128m and features two large viewing and relaxation platforms, two rest areas, and a continuous all-weather canopy for the entire length of the bridge. A canopy is supported by a secondary tensegrity structure. It is estimated that 550 tons of structural steel including 6.8km of helical strand cable are incorporated into the bridge.
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  • The Kurilpa Bridge is an interesting piece of architecture offering great views up and down the Brisbane River, with interpretive information about the indigenous history of this part of Brisbane. Gre...  more »
  • Connecting South Brisbane to the CBD you are either going to love or hate this bridge, it certainly divides opinions, especially amongst the locals as I was told it cost an eye watering A$60m to build...  more »
  • On my day off I decided to go around Brisbane city for a walk, clear my head and enjoy the fresh air. The bridge is very nice, futuristic and of course serves purpose of connecting north and south tog...  more »
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  • Very strange bridge that challenges perceptions. Known internationally in architectural circles.
  • It's an interesting modern bridge design that somehow looks like a sailing ship. Very nice. It makes for a nice walk to the city. There are dreamtime stories to ponder about times gone past, or their relevance on a modern structure.
  • The avant-garde design by architects Cox-Rayner is sure to annoy some and delight others. It is the first of its kind in the world. Personally, I like it. It can be thought of as an extension of the nearby Gallery of Modern Art. I got interested to know more of its design. Here is what Wikipedia says: The Kurilpa Bridge is a multiple-mast, cable-stay structure based on principles of tensegrity producing a synergy between balanced tension and compression components to create a light structure that is incredibly strong.