Project Overview

The Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the 2006 Melbourne Commonwealth Games required a hydraulically operated scenic bridge for the 6,000 athletes to enter the arena, and a 97m circular stage with a central steel structure to feature as a ceremony highlight

ES Global’s Role – To design, build, and project manage the manufacture, installation and removal of the bridge and stage

Project Title – 2006 Melbourne Commonwealth Games
Client – Melbourne 2006 (M2006)
Designer – Brian Thomson
Engineers – Taylor Thomson Whitting, MEPS
Location – Melbourne, Australia
Project Value – £2 million
Project Duration – 8 months
Project Completion – March, 2006
Build Period – 4 weeks
Dismantling Period – 17 hours
Construction – ES Globalsteel truss, hydraulics, scenery, modular flooring