The final girder on the $19.5 million Green Bridge project has been lifted into place for the City of Gold Coast.
The lift, undertaken by Georgiou Brady Joint Venture involved the final girder into place. It weighed around 67 tonnes and measured in at 44 metres, making it the longest girder in the Green Bridge construction project.
“To date the team has completed all piling works, pier installation, northern and southern landings and the placement of all four steel box girders,” said Project Manager Joe Barker.
“In the coming weeks, GBJV will put the finishing touches on the bridge with the blue concrete deck, the voronoi shaped balustrading as well as complete landscaping works and the three-dimensional façade ready for the bridge’s opening in January.”
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Called 40 Million Mornings, the façade is made up of 26 modules or artwork created from anodised aluminium. The folded form and golden colour are meant to represent the colour of the sun on the Nerang River over 40 million mornings.
Gold Coast City Council Mayor Tom Tate inspected the three-dimensional façade which will wrap the J-shaped landing over Evandale Lake.
“Lit at night, it will create a striking beacon that is reflected on the lake,” Tate says.