Outcome

  • Customer: University of the Sunshine Coast
  • Product: Custom K1103 Steel I-Beam Condamine Pedestrian Bridge
  • Project: Dilli Village Research Centre
  • Location: Dilli Village, Fraser Island, Queensland
  • Installer: Landmark Products, 2015
  • Ref No: 24064

Overview: The University of the Sunshine Coast manages the Fraser Island Research and Learning Centre at Dilli Village, approximately 24 kilometres north from the bottom point of the eastern side of the island. Dilli Village provides accommodation for students and staff who conduct research on the Island. As Dilli village sees many students, staff and visitors each year it was decided by the University to install a pedestrian bridge for direct beach access.

Design: The bridge needed to be 19m in length with a clearance width of 1.5m. A steel I-beam design was chosen, it was hot dipped galvanised and 2 pac epoxy coated for structural longevity. The decking and balustrade was pre-manufactured and bolted on-site separately to the whole bridge to allow for easier delivery by 4WD truck via. the eastern sand beach.

Decking: The decking used is WPC. WPC decking alleviates the maintenance required with foot traffic over hardwood, but has a beautiful natural grain that blends seamlessly into this pristine environment. As sand would be continuously carried on the decking surface the WPC is more suitable for lower maintenance.

Design:

This pedestrian bridge design was based on the K1103 Steel I-Beam Condamine, then adding customised coverboards to give it a natural appeal and blend into this World Heritage environment

Site:

The site was sandy and had a steep access point toward the beach front. The natural vegetation on the sand dunes was taken in to consideration to reduce any site disturbance.

Installation:

Installation of all Landmark items were completed by Landmark Products' Brisbane operation.

Outcome:

The University staff were delighted with the bridge, which is providing patrons safe and easy entry to the beach side.

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