Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Australia's Bridges: The Go Between Bridge across the Brisbane River in Queensland (1)

March 2011 (-27.470 deg., 153.013 deg.) The Go Between Bridge

The Go Between Bridge is the last bridge that I photographed in Australia. There is a nice cable-stayed bridge at the next bend in the river (the Eleanor Schonell Bridge) but the ferry turned around before I got to see it.

The Go Between Bridge is another balanced cantilever arch bridge, the fourth such bridge that we looked at across the Brisbane River. I guess these bridges are the perfect choice for crossing an approximately 800 ft wide river. It was completed in 2010 and was named after a Brisbane pop-music group after a 'name-the bridge' Internet contest.

There are some nice construction photos on the Wikipedia website, that show the bridge before the center span was placed. It looks like the bridge was segmentally constructed. It has two box girders and is a toll bridge carrying two vehicular lanes, a bicycle lane, and a covered pedestrian lane. It was designed by Hyder Consulting and checked by Ove Arup who seems to have a strong foothold in Australia.

We'll take a closer look at this bridge tomorrow. 
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