Construction Begins on Sydney $40m Bridge

Sydney’s newest pedestrian and cycle bridge is under construction in North Ryde.

The bridge which costs $40 million to build will cross Delhi Road and the Hills M2 Motorway, connecting Macquarie Park, North Ryde railway station and the Lachlan’s Line residential development in Macquarie Park.

Landcom, the state government’s land and development organisation is responsible for the bridge and Lacklan’s Line.

Not only is the project  creating jobs, it is helping the thousands of pedestrians, cyclists and motorists who will use the bridge every day. It is expected to be near completion around 2019.

See more at https://architectureau.com/articles/construction-begins-on-40m-bike-and-pedestrian-bridge-in-sydney/

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There has been a development in 3D printing in construction which could revolutionize the industry, or least where bridge design is concerned.

Researchers have created the first 3D printed bridge in a park in Madrid.

The bridge, made from micro-refined concrete stands at 12 metres long and 1.75 metres wide.

The architectural design of the bridge was in the hands of The Institute of Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC) and a team led by Ms Areti Markopoulou.

The bridge is an important architectural development and is expected to open up more opportunities for using 3D printing in civil engineering.

As Ms Markopoulou highlighted, prefabrication minimises costs and is a more sustainable option, making this development a triumph for the future of bridge construction.

Find out more at http://www.themarshalltown.com/worlds-first-3d-printed-pedestrian-bridge-in-madrid/18001

The Wonder of Construction – Bridges

Ever looked at a building or structure and wondered what went into constructing it? Like this magnificent and iconic bridge!

sanfran bridge
Source: BorntoBuild.co.uk

The question is often asked “How was this bridge built across a river with solid rock on one side and marsh land on the other?”

The answer can be found on BorntoBuild.co.uk

A cantilever bridge was built with the tower built on the solid rock.