The Pedestrian Link Bridge demonstrates how walkways and pedestrian infrastructure can play an important role in UQ’s shift to more sustainable energy.

The bridge provides a covered walkway for pedestrians moving from UQ Lakes to the university's campus centre.

Moreover it ensures improved access for users with limited mobility and facilitates sustainable commuting for more that 20,000 people every day.

With a 15.25 kW PV system on the rooftop it's also contributing to the university’s move to renewable energy sources.

The bridge's solar PV system has an estimated annual production of up to 22,000 kWh and generates electricity for lighting, lifts and neighbouring buildings.

The system's flat mount installation utilises the natural slope of the roof structure for improved water drainage and reduced aesthetic pollution.

Video of the Pedestrian Link Bridge

Pedestrian Link Bridge


Site name UQ St. Lucia Campus
Building / location Pedestrian Link Bridge
Suburb / city St. Lucia, Brisbane QLD, 4067
Nominal DC output 15.25 kWp
Module area 97 m2
Start-up date 01/07/2015
Visible on Live Data display Yes
Date connected to display 01/07/2015
Site longitude 153°00'53"E
Site latitude 27°29'58"S
Height above sea level 12m (average)
Time zone AEST
Type of installation Roof-top (elevated)
Tracking system No tracking system
Orientation 94°
Module make & model Tier 1 Solar CSUN305-72P-A 305W
Module technology Polycrystalline Silicon
Module size 1956 x 990 mm
Number of modules 50
Inverter make & model 50 x Enphase 250W micro inverters
Number of inverters 50