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The Goodwill Bridge
Bridge
is a pedestrian and cyclist bridge which spans the Brisbane River
Brisbane River
in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. The bridge connects the South Bank Parklands
South Bank Parklands
in South Brisbane
Brisbane
to Gardens Point in the Brisbane
Brisbane
CBD. The Goodwill Bridge
Bridge
was opened on 21 October 2001 and takes its name from the Goodwill Games, which were held in Brisbane
Brisbane
that year.[2][3][4][5] The bridge does not carry any motorised traffic — it is shared by pedestrians, cyclists and inline skaters.

Contents

1 Structure

1.1 Specifications

2 History 3 Usage 4 Gallery 5 See also 6 References 7 External links

Structure[edit] Two main components of The Goodwill Bridge
Bridge
are the pavilion and the arch. The pavilion is located in the middle of the Brisbane
Brisbane
River between the arch and the city approach. It is a fundamental component of the pedestrian and cycle bridge and supports one end of the arch. The arch is 102 metres (335 feet) in length, 10 metres (33 feet) wide and 15 metres (49 feet) high and weighs 360 long tons (366 t; 403 short tons). Specifications[edit]

Width: 6.50 metres (21.3 feet) Height: Clearance for River Vessels 11.4 to 12.7 metres (37 to 42 feet) from high water level to the bridge deck (same height as Victoria and Captain Cook bridges) Arch: 102 metres (335 feet) in length, 10 metres (33 feet) wide and 15 metres (49 feet) high Bridge
Bridge
Deck: The bridge deck wearing surface is concrete with a broom finish to provide a safe foothold. It incorporates coloured concrete and applied finish bandings which signify areas where caution is required. Security: Six closed circuit TV cameras are spread across the bridge and are monitored from the South Bank Security Control Room. Architects: Cox Rayner[6] Design preparation: Ove Arup
Ove Arup
and Partners[6] Construction Company: John Holland Group[6] Project Manager: Jack Sullivan, AMTEC International Construction Services Officially Opened: The Premier of Queensland, The Honourable Peter Beattie, officially opened The Goodwill Bridge
Bridge
on 21 October 2001.[1] Total length: 450 metres (1,480 feet)[6] Bridge
Bridge
Foundations: The bridge's 45 foundation piles range in diameter from 500 to 1,500 millimetres (19.7 to 59.1 inches) and are reinforced with 350-grade steel and 60 cubic metres (78 cubic yards) of concrete. Central Arch span: 102 metres (335 feet) Construction overseen by Mark Carney[citation needed]

History[edit] The structure was built downstream at Hemmant and took three months to construct. On completion barges floated the arch upstream at low tide it was floated under the Captain Cook Bridge
Bridge
and then lifted as a single structure into its final resting position by two heavy lift towers.[7][8][9][10] Four strategically positioned platforms and the pavilion-viewing platform provide rest points for pedestrians and cyclists. With exception of cables, all materials utilised in the construction of the arch and the pavilions were sourced from local suppliers. Controversy arose during the construction of the bridge over its growing cost, and a subsequent budgetary blow-out which resulted in the use of $20.3 million in government funds.[11] The bridge was scheduled to be opened by Queen Elizabeth II during her visit for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting
Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting
summit to be held in Brisbane, but after the postponement of that meeting and change of venue to Coolum
Coolum
on the Sunshine Coast in the wake of the terrorist attacks on 11 September 2001, the bridge was instead opened by Queensland
Queensland
Premier, Peter Beattie.[1][11] Usage[edit]

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The Goodwill Bridge
Bridge
connects the South Bank Parklands
South Bank Parklands
to Gardens Point.

Over 40,000 pedestrians and cyclists utilise the bridge each week and it is clearly established as a major access point between South Bank and the city. Spanning the Brisbane River
Brisbane River
between the southern end of South Bank Parklands
South Bank Parklands
and the CBD via the Queensland
Queensland
University of Technology campus, the bridge provides a vital link for pedestrians and cyclists, especially since the closest train station to QUT is in South Bank. The bridge is also popular amongst those who like to maintain fitness, providing a link for a continuous run. Traceurs
Traceurs
also use the bridge not only to cross, but in strength training as a distance to travel in the Quadrupedel movement (which provides an arm and leg workout), and also refines coordination skills. The bridge innovatively includes several outspanning seating bays which allow for contemplation of the river and relaxation. The architectural design has received mixed reviews; many people see it as a work of art, while others consider it a monstrosity. This is likely due to its unconventional form; for instance, the bridge is entirely asymmetrical, and does not appear to follow any particular scheme with regards to placement of features. Halfway across the bridge, there is a coffee cart with seating and cushions (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Cafe-on-the-Goodwill-Bridge/391806780915605). Gallery[edit]

See also[edit]

Through arch bridge Bridges over the Brisbane
Brisbane
River

References[edit]

^ a b c Spann, Craig (22 October 2001). "Goodwill flows as new bridge comes on stream". The Courier-Mail
The Courier-Mail
(1 ed.). p. 3.  ^ "Goodwill Bridge
Bridge
- Visit Brisbane". Visit Brisbane. Retrieved 20 March 2018.  ^ "Goodwill Bridge
Bridge
- Attraction - Queensland". Retrieved 20 March 2018.  ^ "Goodwill Bridge". Retrieved 20 March 2018.  ^ GmbH, Emporis. "Goodwill Bridge, Brisbane
Brisbane
- 269231 - EMPORIS". www.emporis.com. Retrieved 20 March 2018.  ^ a b c d Musgrave, Elizabeth (September 2002). "Goodwill overture". Architecture Australia. 91 (5): 66. ISSN 0003-8725. Retrieved 20 July 2011.  ^ Jones, Chris (17 August 2001). "All systems stop for bridge span plan". The Courier-Mail
The Courier-Mail
(1 ed.). p. 1.  ^ Parnell, Sean (18 August 2001). "Footbridge span continues sailing on troubled waters". The Courier-Mail
The Courier-Mail
(1 ed.). p. 6.  ^ Wenham, Margaret (20 August 2001). "Final journey an unabridged success". The Courier-Mail
The Courier-Mail
(6 ed.). p. 1.  ^ Parnell, Sean (21 August 2001). " Bridge
Bridge
in suspense waits for dawn". The Courier-Mail
The Courier-Mail
(1 ed.). p. 1.  ^ a b Yallamas, Lisa (9 October 2001). "Footbridge stands firm in weight test". The Courier-Mail. p. 9. 

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