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Captain Cook Bridge

Captain Cook Bridge, Brisbane, Australia.

General Information

Structural Type: Haunched girder bridge
Box girder bridge
Function / usage: Road bridge
Built: 1968 - 1972
Status: in use

Geographic Information & Related Structures

Location: Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, Australia and Oceania
  • Brisbane River

Technical Information


main span 183 m
total length 555 m
clearance 12.7 m


deck precast prestressed concrete


The Captain Cook Bridge is constructed as a multi span, precast prestressed concrete Free-cantilever Bridge with drop-in mid-spans.
At the time of completion the main span of 183 m held the world record for this type of structure for a period of 3 months, when it was superceded by the Harama Bridge in Japan (241 m).

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Internal Information
Structure-ID: 20004721
Created: 30/08/2002
Last Updated: 29/07/2014