Design and Construction of the Albert “Tibby” Cotter Walkway, Sydney

10 February, 2016 | 16:00 - 20:00

The newly constructed Albert Cotter Walkway over Anzac Parade in Sydney.
The newly constructed Albert Cotter Walkway over Anzac Parade in Sydney.

About this event

The Albert 'Tibby' Cotter Walkway is a shared path bridge crossing Anzac Parade in Sydney's east. It provides pedestrian and cycle connectivity between the eastern and western precincts of Moore Park and lies on the pedestrian corridor between the sports and entertainment precinct, Surrey Hills and Central Station.

The bridge was designed and constructed in an incredibly short timeframe to be open for the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup – from concept to opening in 14 months including the obtaining of statutory approvals.

A significant outcome, given this short program, is the architectural quality of the design and construction. The 'nearly' completed bridge sits gracefully within the surrounding landscape and is a great example of what can be achieved when architects, engineers and constructors work collaboratively towards a common goal.

The presentation will describe the passage of the project from concept to opening including:

  • The development of the architectural design of the bridge in response to the surrounding landscape, stakeholder consultation and statutory requirements.
  • The development of the engineering design of the bridge including some of the unique engineering and architectural features.
  • An overview of the construction of the bridge.


Mark Adams, Principal, Arup
Ewen Wright, Associate, HASSELL

This is a free event courtesy of your NSW ICE Local Association.


Please register your intention to attend by emailing: so we know approximate numbers for the free snacks and light refreshments.

For further information contact Jon Holliday at:
t: 0416517275

Event materials

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