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Brisbane riverwalk uses pitt&sherry designs

pitt&sherry Brisbane Riverwalk

pitt&sherry Brisbane RiverwalkEngineering consultancy pitt&sherry has contributed mechanical designs and expertise to Brisbane City Council’s New Farm Riverwalk Replacement project.

The 900m New Farm Riverwalk is being developed to replace the original Brisbane Riverwalk which was washed away be flooding in January 2011.

The $72 million project, funded through Federal and State Governments flood recovery assistance packages, contracted John Holland Group to develop a more flood resilient structure for the riverwalk.

Pitt&sherry in turn, was engaged by John Holland to provide mechanical designs for the 200ft bridge which includes several hydraulic systems and a moving feature.

Andrew Turner, Queensland Director at pitt&sherry said that the design has improved safety, reduced ongoing maintenance requirements and is more food resistant.

“To ensure the overall design is more flood resilient, while providing for a longer lifespan, it has been designed as a fixed structure on 37 piles anchored into the riverbed,” said Mr. Turner.

“A key part of our design featured a rotating opening span that allows for movement of vessels to and from private moorings enclosed by the structure at the New Farm end,” Turner said.

Brisbane City Council’s Riverwalk Replacement project will provide a key connection between the Brisbane suburb of New Farm and the city CBD, expected to be used by more than 3,000 cyclists, pedestrians and runners daily.

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