The challenge to the Moreland Millennium Bridge team was to create a memorable entry to Moreland Developments' holdings in South Africa.
The soffit of the concrete deck is curved in cross section, and a structural steel arch is used.
This creates a combination of urban sculpture and a practical support for an unusual lighting system, which involves uplighting onto a ribbon of reflector panels. The curved soffit resulted in the outer ribs having significantly more prestressing than the inner ribs and this, combined with a skew of 25degrees, complicated both the design process and detailing.
The team for the project was GAPP Architects, BCP Engineers and Bosch Projects.