Departure Deck
Sydney Airport

The 300 metre long elevated roadway/departure deck at the former Ansett terminal of Sydney's Kinsford Smith airport is constructed entirely as a precast concrete bridge linking the elevated roadway with the departure hall. The soffit of this deck, which forms the ceiling to the arrivals hall exit roadway, has been created to provide a most elegant vaulted feature which is highlighted with special lighting effects.

This vaulted feature was created within the complex tee-shaped girders which formed the bridge.

Of critical importance in achieving this highly visible architectural feature was the development and construction of purpose built moulds capable of producing 3-dimensional curved surfaces at each end.