Lifitng the second arch into place on the Elizabeth Quay bridge
1 July 2015

Second bridge arch lifted into place at Elizabeth Quay

  • Elizabeth Quay

The second arch of the pedestrian and cyclist bridge was successfully lifted into place earlier this week as construction activities intensify onsite. 

Each of the two 82 tonne bridge arches was built in three separate pieces before being welded and painted onsite and lastly lifted into place. 

The final arch lift marked a significant milestone for those involved with the delivery of the bridge including designers Arup and delivery partners Structural Systems, Decmil and Hawkins Civil.

MRA Chief Executive Officer, Kieran Kinsella said that the bridge would frame our city's skyline for generations to come. 

 "It is exciting to see another construction milestone realised for the project. The new bridge provides a wonderful architectural focal point for the city and most importantly reconnects the popular recreational route around the Swan River.”

In the coming weeks a total of thirteen bridge deck pieces will be assembled before the laying of timber slats commences onsite.

With the public realm due to open at the end of the year it wont be long until pedestrians, cyclists and even segway riders will be able to make use of the new riverfront route. 

Timelapse footage of the second arch being lifted into place is available for viewing. 

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