Managing Director Paul Brady was pleased to be in attendance at the official opening of the Homebush Bay bridge – now renamed Bennelong Bridge – on Sunday 22 May.
Approx 30,000 people, predominantly from the local area, turned out to be the first to utilise the green bridge across Homebush Bay in Western Sydney. The 480m long structure is designed for pedestrians, cyclists, public buses and emergency vehicles, and connects the rapidly growing Wentworth Point residential area with public transport in Rhodes.
The $35M design and construct contract was delivered by an integrated joint venture between VSL Australia and Brady Marine & Civil. The main structure over water featured 68m spans constructed as balanced cantilevers using match-cast segments cast on site. Foundations were driven steel tubes with a submerged reinforced concrete pile cap and piers. Precast segments up to 90 tonnes weight were erected using a heavy-lift crane barge established specifically for the project.
Client for the project was Fairmead Business, a consortium of Wentworth Point developers led by Billbergia. The project is the first of it’s kind in NSW, where private industry has financed and facilitated the design and construction in exchange for building concessions on adjacent properties. Ownership and maintenance of the bridge reverted to RMS following Practical Completion.
Further project information is available at www.homebushbaybridge.com.au
Click here to view a timelapse video of the opening ceremony.