Construction of the Commonwealth Avenue Bridge occurred between 1961 and 1963 comprising twin parallel structures with three lanes in each direction. The Bridge was made of hollow box segments held together by post-tensioned steel cables to form a solid superstructure over its length.
SMEC have assembled a strong team to work closely with the National Capital Authority on the design consultancy services for the Commonwealth Avenue Bridge renewal project.
As lead consultant SMEC has assembled a team comprising landscape architects Spackman Mossop Michaels, Architects Tonkin Zulaikha Greer and lighting designers Lighting Art and Science. When combined with SMEC, we bring a collective enviable reputation, experience and understanding of culturally significant projects; have demonstrated urban design innovation and a strong realisation of the expectations of the NCA in meeting the highest public realm outcomes.
Our design will help this iconic bridge meet the future needs of a growing city, improve pedestrian and cycling safety, connectivity and amenity and extend the design life so that it continues to serve as a key transport and urban corridor.