Anzac Bridge announced as people’s choice
Sydney University students John van Rooyen and Marko Stankovic have been announced as the People’s Choice Award Winners of the inaugural National Icons Roadshow, which has travelled around the country for six weeks canvassing votes from members of the public.
The aspiring engineers’ winning submission revisits the Anzac Bridge, one of seven iconic Aussie landmarks built by Baulderstone, it suggested adding two additional outer lanes to the main deck of the Anzac Bridge, one for light rail and the other for pedestrians, allowing more cyclists to use the existing space.
QUT student, James Ryan, has also been congratulated for receiving the Judges’ Award, for his submission that redesigned Brisbane’s Story Bridge.
The Sydney Opera House and Anzac Bridge in NSW, Etihad Stadium in Melbourne, Brisbane’s Story Bridge, the Treasury Building in Canberra, Perth’s Graham Farmer Freeway and the Adelaide Convention Centre, all built by Baulderstone, were updated by some of Australia’s most-promising engineering students and showcased the best of home-grown Aussie talent.
Standing almost 2.5m high and up to 7m wide, the Icons have been on general display to the public as they have travelled around the country over the past six weeks. Baulderstone Managing Director, Ian Luck, said the Icons Roadshow showcased the impressive skills of the country’s next generation of engineers and construction workers.
The winner of the Judges’ Award has received $6,000 and the chance to complete paid work experience at Baulderstone. The winners of the People’s Choice also receive a cash prize of $4,000. The National Icons Roadshow has visited Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, Adelaide Perth and Sydney in the past six weeks.
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