Brisbane´s New Farm Riverwalk is one of the city´s beloved icons. After a construction period of nearly 18 months, Brisbane City Council´s re-imagined New Farm Riverwalk has now opened to the public, connecting New Farm to the Brisbane City via the Howard Smith Wharf Precinct.
Critical to its design and life expectancy is the extensive use of stainless steel for both structural and aesthetic purposes.
The company Midway Metals has delivered the 158 tonnes of AISI 316L plate sourced from COLUMBUS STAINLESS mill, South Africa. The plate ranged in thickness from 12 mm to 20 mm, the majority was plasma cut to shape with some parts being laser cut.
Engineered by Arup, the Riverwalk has a design life of 200 years and sits 3.4 m above mean sea level on robust piles.