Matagarup Bridge

Perth, Australia
York Rizanni Joint Venture for Government of Western Australia
Competition 2014 | Project 2014 – 2018

A $54 million cable-stay pedestrian bridge designed by Denton Corker Marshall for a contracting joint venture between York Civil and Rizzani de Eccher Australia.

An elegant and organic form with a sinuous silhouette and slender profile, the design creates an original expression with multiple layers of interpretation.  It occupies the broad river with size and dignity that appropriately relates to the scale of the location and the Stadium.

Designed in collaboration with Italian engineering company, DEAL, the bridge will link East Perth with Perth Stadium, stretching 400 metres across the Swan River.  The journey is enhanced with landscaped ‘pause points’ creating a unique crossing experience which delivers shade and shelter to the 14,000 fans on event days and community uses throughout the year.

The unique tensile membrane skin over the curving masts are backlit with colour change LEDs, to transform the night experience and reinforce the distinctive asymmetric composition.