• de
  • en
  • fr
  • International Database for Civil and Structural Engineering

Captain Cook Bridge

Captain Cook Bridge, Brisbane, Australia.
image credits (ID:3072)

General Information

Beginning of works: 1968
Completion: 1972
Status: in use

Project Type

Structure: Haunched girder bridge
Box girder bridge
Function / usage: Road bridge
Material: Prestressed concrete bridge

Geographic Information & Related Structures

Location: Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
  • Brisbane River
Coordinates: 27° 28' 50.16" S    153° 1' 44.40" E

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the main span of 183 m held the world record for this type of structure for a period of 3 months, when it was superceded by the Harama Bridge in Japan (241 m).

Relevant Web Sites

Relevant Publications

  • About this
    data sheet
  • Structure-ID
  • Date created
  • Last Update