Lily Pad Bridge RBG Cranbourne


Client: Royal Botanic Gardens

Project Design:

Taylor Cullity Lethlean

Paul Thompson

Contract Sum: $0.7M

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Lily Pad Bridge RBG Cranbourne

The Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne cover an area of approximately 370 hectares comprising natural bushland, open grassland, walking tracks and picnic areas. It was established to allow visitors to enjoy and learn about the diversity and uniqueness of Australian plants and the Australian bush.
A former sand mine the Australian Gardens is a new 18 hectare garden showcasing some of Australia’s remarkable plant life. Stage 1 of the gardens, encompassing 8 hectares opened in 2006 .
The Australian Gardens Stage 2 comprise a variety of landscape themes, relating to our urban and coastal environments.
Lily Pad Bridge is an artistic bridge, linking Elisabeth Murdoch Promenade and Gondwana Garden Path and marks the completion of Stage 2 of the Australian Gardens project which will open to the pub­lic in October 2012\

Key Aspects:

• Control of ground water inflows
• Co-ordination of bridge works with existing features
• Load limitations
• Access restrictions
• Protection and preservation of existing flora/ fauna

Works Include:

• Construction of artistic steel bridge and concrete footings
• Construction of exposed aggregate concrete walkway & supporting structure.
• Bluestone paving
• Stone retaining wall construction
• Custom made recycled timber furniture construction
• Construction of custom corten balustrade
• Construction and installation of additional aesthetic features.