Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Australia's Bridges: Victoria Bridge across the Brisbane River in Queensland (1)

March 2011 (-27.472 deg., 153.021 deg.) Victoria Bridge

Just upstream from the Goodwill Bridge is the Victoria Bridge. It's similar to the Captain Cook Bridges but it's shorter and just a single bridge.

These long, haunched, box girder bridges look good and they're an economical solution for a 1000 ft long three span bridge. The end spans balance the cantilevers and they can just put a drop-in span in the center. 

I imagined the bridge was segmentally constructed, but I read on the Structurae website that it was actually build on falsework supported by river piles. We'll take a closer look at the bridge tomorrow.
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Australia's Bridges: Victoria Bridge across the Brisbane River in Queensland by Mark Yashinsky is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It should be noted that a number of bridges have existed at this site and have either been destroyed by floods or by other means (eg. wood worms).