Mount Street Pedestrian Bridge

Encouraged by positive community feedback on recent projects such as the Sky Ribbon artwork at the Perth Airport traffic interchange between Tonkin and Leach highways and Matagarup Bridge, Main Roads WA again approached Light Application for a solution to bring feature lighting to a new project.

The Mount Street pedestrian bridge crossing the Mitchell Freeway was due for refurbishment and with no existing conduits or cabling for lighting, a clever technical solution was required to bring light to the previously dark structure. Catering to MRWA's vision of appealing to pedestrians using the bridge rather than the traffic below, Light Application proposed a robust in-ground LED extrusion system to be cast into the new concrete curb that was due for replacement as part of the refurbishment.

Limitations such as the absence of any existing conduits on the bridge, preference to avoid surface mounted conduits and very limited space for cabling led to an innovative solution where power and control cabling for the LEDs was entirely concealed within the extrusion itself. An impressive 60 continuous metres of pureLED Flexi Addressable RGBW LED strip for each side of the bridge is driven entirely from one end for easy maintenance access, and not a single LED driver or length of conduit is visible anywhere.

Innovative solutions to technical challenges such as these are the Light Application team's bread and butter and this project is an excellent example of our ability to identify the ideal solution to any installation problem.

Encouraged by positive community feedback on recent projects such as the Sky Ribbon artwork at the Perth Airport traffic interchange between Tonkin and Leach highways and Matagarup Bridge, Main Roads WA again approached Light Application for a solution to bring feature lighting to a new project.

The Mount Street pedestrian bridge crossing the Mitchell Freeway was due for refurbishment and with no existing conduits or cabling for lighting, a clever technical solution was required to bring light to the previously dark structure. Catering to MRWA's vision of appealing to pedestrians using the bridge rather than the traffic below, Light Application proposed a robust in-ground LED extrusion system to be cast into the new concrete curb that was due for replacement as part of the refurbishment.

Limitations such as the absence of any existing conduits on the bridge, preference to avoid surface mounted conduits and very limited space for cabling led to an innovative solution where power and control cabling for the LEDs was entirely concealed within the extrusion itself. An impressive 60 continuous metres of pureLED Flexi Addressable RGBW LED strip for each side of the bridge is driven entirely from one end for easy maintenance access, and not a single LED driver or length of conduit is visible anywhere.

Innovative solutions to technical challenges such as these are the Light Application team's bread and butter and this project is an excellent example of our ability to identify the ideal solution to any installation problem.

COMPLETED
November 2019
Location
Perth
PHOTOGRAPHY
Artist Liaison
Services
Design
Lighting and Control
Programming
Daniel Johnson
EIG Australia

I would like to take this opportunity to thank Light Application for the level of professionalism shown throughout this project. EIG Australia will be recommending Light Application to our clients and hope to be working with your team again in the near future.