Sydney Skytrain Bridge wins major award

Sydney Metro’s new railway bridge over Windsor Road at Rouse Hill has won a major international design and construction award.
Photo courtesy of Sydney Metro.

Sydney Metro’s new railway bridge over Windsor Road at Rouse Hill has won a major international design and construction award.

The Skytrain Bridge project, delivered by Salini Impregilo, was awarded the Global Best Project Award for the railway sector by US construction magazine Engineering News-Record.

The project was among 22 selected by a jury for their excellence in construction, attention to safety and diversity and the benefits they provide to their respective communities.

The Skytrain Bridge is part the 36-kilometre-long, $8.3 billion Sydney Metro Northwest – the first phase of Sydney Metro.

Sydney Metro’s new railway bridge over Windsor Road at Rouse Hill has won a major international design and construction award.
Photo courtesy of Sydney Metro.

The bridge is a curved, cable-stayed structure and the first of its kind, according to a statement from Salini Impregilo.

It has two towers reaching 45 metres in height, each with 16 pipes containing cables that fix it to the deck.

The bridge deck is made up of 88 concrete segments, each weighing between 70 and 140 tonnes.

Set to open in the first half of 2019, Sydney Metro Northwest will be the first fully automated metro rail system in the country, running 36 kilometres from Chatswood to beyond Rouse Hill in Sydney’s northwest.


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