Georgiou Brady Joint Venture has successfully placed the final girder on the $19.5 million Green Bridge project for the City of Gold Coast.
Weighing some 67 tonnes and measuring in at 44-metres, the final – and longest – girder was placed in early November as the team moved into the final phase of construction.
“To date the team has completed all piling works, pier installation, northern and southern landings and the placement of all four steel box girders,” says 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.”
Entitled 40 Million Mornings, the façade is comprised of 26 modules of artwork made from anodised aluminium.
The folded form and golden colour represents the colour of the sun on the Nerang River over 40 million mornings.
Mayor Tom Tate recently inspected the striking 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,” Mr Tate says.