Jim Stynes Bridge

Australian Structural Institute (ASI) Steel Excellence Awards - National Awards

Buildings – Engineering projects
High Commendation

Australian Structural Institute (ASI) Steel Excellence Awards – State Division Awards

Buildings – Engineering projects (VIC)
Winner

Lightweight Structures Association Australasia (LSAA) Design Awards

Award of Excellence
Winner

IStructE (Institution of Structural Engineers) Structural Awards (UK) 2015

Award for Pedestrian Bridges
Commendation

A triumph of engineering and architectural collaboration, innovative thinking transformed a pedestrian and cycle path project into an iconic legacy structure. The Jim Stynes Bridge not only safely connects the Docklands precinct to Melbourne’s CBD, but also encourages people to run, walk and cycle as part of their daily life.

Designing the bridge as a catenary structure, extending over the river, provided the solution to supporting a pedestrian and cyclist pathway through the limited space beneath the road bridge. But, it posed demanding challenges to engineer a slender support system to counter the downward and twisting forces. Achieving the principle of ‘nothing more, nothing less’, the result is a beautifully designed structure, that benefits the local community.

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