KINGSTON CANAL BRIDGE
Kingston Foreshore, Canberra, ACT
The Kingston Foreshore Bridge spanning 28m across the new canal adjacent to Kingston Harbour ACT, has become a distinct feature within the new harbour development acting as a key pedestrian and cycle link and contributing to distinguishing this as a world class place.
Inspired by the form and structure of a rowing scull, the Kingston Canal Bridge, forms an important part of the pedestrian and cycle circulation network adjacent to the Harbour and Lake Burley Griffin, linking the mainland to the new island containing sites of mixed used - commercial, residential and a working harbour.
Despite the relatively modest budget, this bridge has become an iconic element of urban infrastructure that fits seamlessly into its context. Like the other bridges designed by Oxigen, ‘unfinished’ materials are used – the bridge has virtually no maintenance requirements.
2013 AILA SA Urban Design in Landscape Architecture Award of Excellence