THE EDGE LOOKOUT

The Edge Lookout is a tourist attraction in association with Skyrail Rainforest Cableway. The Edge Lookout is a boardwalk structure with a cantilevered viewing deck and platform offering panoramic views of the Barron Gorge and Barron Falls in The Wet Tropics World Heritage Area.

The structure was constructed out of deep bored pier foundations and a steel superstructure that supported a glass viewing panel and recycled plastic decking planks.

MAL Engineers team members undertook the structural design and documentation of the lookout. The design was developed in consultation with the contractor to ensure that strict conservation principles were adhered to, as the construction took place in an environmentally sensitive area.