Monday, 3 September 2018

The Mandurah Bridge is in line for more awards following a win in the WA Division of Engineers Australia’s Engineering Excellence Award and the CCF Earth Awards.

Because of the Engineering Excellence Award win the project now moves on for consideration at the National Engineers Australia’s Awards in September.

But wait there is more.

Our bridge has made it to the shortlist (one of only three) for the UK’s IStructE Structural Award for Vehicle Bridges.

The judges ‘”were delighted by the simple elegance of this attractive but unusual concrete box girder design. The curvature of the plan form and soffit cross section has been well conceived and detailed to create a very pleasing solution. The engineers have turned what could have been an ordinary, mediocre and dull bridge into something delightful, and have thereby created a popular new landmark for the city of Mandurah."

The Awards ceremony will take place on Friday 16 November in London.

Main Roads Project Director, Mike Kapitola has commended the project teams involved:

"The new Mandurah Bridge is right up there on the international stage with other world class structures.’” Mr Kapitola said.

“For the Mandurah Bridge to be included as a finalist is testament to its elegance of design and quality of construction.

“No matter what the decision is on the award night in London in November, the Mandurah Bridge has highlighted Western Australia to the world. Well done to everyone who played their part in this award winning outcome,” he said.

Although the bridge did not win, the project was also shortlisted for the Institute of Public Administrators Awards Achievement Award in the ‘Best Practice in Collaboration between Government and Non-Government’ category.

“It is great that this project has been recognised by engineering and design bodies nationally and internationally, but beyond this, what I really love about this project was the partnership between the community, the engineers and the City,” said Mandurah Mayor Rhys Williams.