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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  • Kurilpa Bridge connects South Brisbane with the Brisbane CBD. This award-winning bridge is for pedestrians and cyclists only. If you are travelling on foot, Kurilpa Bridge can save you a lot of time a...  more »
  • I liked the architecture of this gateway that allows you to cross the River to go to the City to Southbank. A good photo spot.
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  • A bridge for pedestrians and bicycles it's very nice in a town (with all these self-service bicycles - attention reserved for over 17 years!) And especially when it leads to a pedestrian area of museums as south bank...
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