Eleanor Schonell Bridge

Brisbane, Australia
John Holland
Project 2003 – 2006

The Eleanor Schonell Bridge (formerly Green Bridge) is a cable stayed bridge across the Brisbane River to the St Lucia campus of the University of Queensland.

At 520 metre long, with a 185 metre main span, the harp-configured support cables are suspended from two reinforced concrete towers rising 70 metres above the river.

Located in a sensitive woodlands precinct, the bridge responds to its distinctive setting.  Its curvilinear approach follows the natural grade, with the attendant shelter structures reflecting landscape characteristics.

This landmark project features a number of environmentally sustainable design elements, including an integrated solar panel bus shelter.

The bridge was Australia’s first for foot, bicycle and bus only traffic and has won critical acclaim around the world and in Australia for excellence in design and engineering.



2009 Austroads Conference Bridge Award for Large Structures and Gold Award for Overall Winner