Aurecon wins awards for iconic bridge structure over 19 lanes of freeway
Falcon Street Pedestrian and Cyclist Bridge in Sydney
29 July 2010 – The Falcon Street Pedestrian and Cyclist Bridge in Sydney has topped the stakes at the recent New South Wales / Australian Capital Territory Steel Institute Awards by winning the Structural Engineering – Infrastructure and Mining category and receiving a High Commendation in Structural Engineering – Steel Building Design.
Aurecon submitted a joint entry with the Roads and Traffic Authority of NSW and REED Constructions. Judges were looking for innovative design to promote the use of steel in the industry.
The Falcon Street Bridge is located just north of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and is highly visible to thousands of motorists every day.
An awards dinner was held at Star City casino and attended by over 250 industry professionals on Friday, 23 July. The project is now entered into the National Awards which will take place in September this year in Melbourne.
47 years ago, the world’s most famous anti-apartheid activist was arrested near Howick in Kwazulu-Natal. At the side of the road on the R103 near Lions River is a plaque which marks this exact site, and which is known as the Mandela Capture Monument.