ANOTHER BRIDGE PROJECT DELIVERED – OFFICIAL OPENING OF THE NEW ALFRED STEET BRIDGE!
Monday 6th November 2023
We are pleased to share the City of Parramatta’s announcement of the official opening of the new Alfred Street Bridge in NSW, Australia🎉
AUSTRALIA’S 1ST TRUE DIAGONAL ARCH BRIDGE
Opened in November 2023, Alfred Street Bridge is Australia’s first true diagonal arch bridge! It features @teufelbergerredaelli Full Locked Coil (FLC) structural steel cables supporting the suspended walkway from the bridges arch, and stainless steel balustrading comprising @fleximesh and @hamma_architectural wire rope and fittings.
Having worked on the project since 2022, we were engaged by Abergeldie Complex Infrastructure to deliver Full Locked Coil structural steel cables to support the suspended walkway from the bridges arch, and the mesh infill panels to be applied within a stainless steel balustrade system.
FLC STRUCUTRAL CABLES
STAINLESS STEEL BALUSTRADE
On reviewing the initial design criteria for the mesh infill panels to be applied within a mild steel balustrade, we proposed a total stainless steel solution to deliver improvements in sustainability, maintenance, return on investment and solve the issue of dissimilar metals when attaching stainless steel to mild steel (eliminating the need for isolation). The stainless steel alternative also provided a more aesthetically appealing finish.
Our proposed stainless steel solution was accepted, resulting in the stunning balustrade now in place which features hamma® 6mm 1×19 stainless steel cable, hamma® standoffs and Flexi-Mesh.
Our approved Flexi-Mesh installer Bespoke Wire and Rope Pty Ltd installed the balustrade.
For the technically minded, this project required us to deliver:
- 320m of FLC structural steel cables from Teufelberger-Redaelli;
- Over 430m2 of Flexi-Mesh (for the mesh infill panels);
- More than 1km of hamma® X wire rope, 700 bespoke fittings; and
- 262 stanchions which included: 14.145 Stainless Steel Total Tonnage (plate for stanchions & CHS), 470m Tonne Lineal Metres of Hand Rail, and 445m Lineal Metres of Bike Rail.