Friday, April 29, 2011

Australia's Bridges: Captain Cook Bridges across the Brisbane River in Queensland (1)

March 2011 (-27.481 deg., 153.029 deg.) Captain Cook Bridges

After continuing upstream past the Story Bridge we reached the Captain Cook Bridges at the next bend in the river. Since James Cook was the first European to reach Australia's eastern coast (in 1770) he probably has a similar reputation in Australia as Christopher Columbus has in the United States.

These bridges were built in 1972. Their structure is similar to the Gateway Bridges, with haunched cast-in-place box girders: but lower, shorter, and narrower than those bridges. We'll take another look at the Captain Cook Bridges tomorrow.
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