Stoddart was engaged to design and manufacture bespoke perforated anti-throw screens for the Hilmer and Forest Way pedestrian overpasses crossing Warringah Road in Frenches Forest. Check out the results.
Stoddart was engaged by Ferrovial York (now Ferrovial Agroman) to provide the perforated anti-throw screens for Hilmer and Forest Way. Both bridges allow for safe passage of pedestrian and cycle traffic across the busy Warringah Road and the Hilmer intersection, which provides direct access to the Northern Beaches Hospital.
The screen panels were specified and manufactured from anodised quality aluminium plate – 5mm thick and anodised in the colour Spanish Silver. The panels were folded as a cassette-type system to conceal fixings and bolted to structural steel posts. Stoddart incorporated 3D surveying and drafting techniques to ensure the panels were accurately manufactured to suit the geometry of the bridge and structural steelwork. The end result was flawless.
The perforated pattern was specified by the architect/designer AECOM, whom Stoddart worked closely with to ensure the design intent was achieved. The perforations graduate in hole size, providing a ‘fading’ effect along the span, with smaller holes increasing to larger holes at the midpoint of the bridges. Both bridges utilise the same perforated pattern.
There is approximately 315m² of perforated panel cladding the Forest Way overpass and 255m² for Hilmer. All panels were manufactured in Stoddart’s Brisbane based factory, and carefully crafted and shipped onsite for installation.
Further work is yet to be completed on the project, with similar screens set to clad the Warringah Road Underpass at Wakehurst Parkway later in the year.
With experience in major infrastructure projects for QLD, NSW & VIC road and rail authorities, Stoddart has the expertise to assist with your infrastructure perforated requirements. Visit Stoddart website here or call 1300 79 1954 for more information.