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 560t of structural steel including 6.8km of helical strand cable are incorporated into the bridge.
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  • Pedestrian bridge. Which bridge design someone is that so-called Designer design. Whimsy think or say. Are lit up at night.
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  • It joins the South Bank with the financial center over the Brisbane River. Opened in 2009, is pedestrian and cyclists. From the architectural point of view, it is a bridge with cables, turnbuckles, and multiple steel masts, which give it a unique appearance.
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  • This is Brisbane's premier location for scootering. Gentle but significant slope toward South Bank. Links the CBD with the cultural precinct.  more »
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  • I once walked across this bridge and gained immense satisfaction from it. I am eagerly awaiting an opportunity to arise which shall enable me to once again cross this bridge. Definitely worth a visit.
  • Such an incredible and healthy way to avoid motorists in the middle of the city! A stunning view of Brisbane will compensate your good resolution of walking on a safe and shaded bridge for your city commuting.
  • Interesting design, nice pedestrian and bicycle bridge in new condition.
  • Its just a cool bridge, my son calls it Spider-Man Bridge.
  • Stunning tensegrity bridge. One of a kind
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