Sunday, April 24, 2011

Australia's Bridges: Footbridge over State Route 40 in Darling Harbour, Sydney (2)

March 2011 (-33.871 deg., 151.203 deg.) Footbridge in Darling Harbour

A view from slightly below the deck of this cable-stayed bridge. It looks like not an ounce of material was wasted. Each cable is threaded through the top of the tower and anchored to a tubular floor beam at each end. The tower leg elements have just enough bracing to prevent buckling. The channels along the deck look just deep enough for the dead and live load. 

The tower is located slightly off-center to allow pedestrians to enter a monorail platform alongside of the bridge. The platform legs are between several connectors for State Route 40 below. It all looks a little crowded but it works.
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