Simple and elegant steel bridges over Buitengracht Street for World Cup 2010
The development and upgrading of the infrastructure of Cape Town in preparation for the 2010 Soccer World Cup in South Africa required the re-assessment of the City’s urban framework.
To improve pedestrian movement between the CBD and the newly constructed Green Point Stadium, next to the world famous V&A Waterfront, it was decided to development a new pedestrian axis between the two nodes. The R35m (ZAR) project is due for completion in December 2009, and will include two pedestrian bridges across Buitengracht street, one at Coen Steytler Avenue and one at Waterkant Street.
The pedestrian and cycle friendly link will enable people to walk or cycle from the station to the stadium without having to cross a number of busy roads along the way.
A consortium of professionals, including Vela VKE Consulting Engineers as part of the Foreshore Freeway Consortium, Arcus Gibb Civil Engineers and the Architectural firms of COA and Gapp Architects/Urban Designers were directly or indirectly appointed by the City of Cape Town to be involved in designing these bridges.