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General Information

Beginning of works: 1968
Completion: 1978
Status: in use

Project Type

Structure: Cable-stayed bridge
Function / usage: Road bridge
Material: Steel bridge

Location

Location: , ,
Crosses:
  • Yarra River
Coordinates: 37° 49' 45.84" S    144° 53' 52.80" E
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Technical Information

Dimensions

main span 336 m
width max. 37.3 m
total length 2582.6 m
clearance min. 53.7 m
pylon pylon height 102 m

Cost

cost of construction Australian dollar 202 000 000

Materials

deck of main bridge steel
deck of approach viaducts concrete

Case Studies and Applied Products

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Chronology

15 October 1970

Steel span collapses during construction killing 35.

15 November 1978

The bridge is opened.

Participants

Design
Engineering
Co-contractor
Subcontractor
Steel supplier
Stay cable steel supplier
Strengthening
Wind tunnel testing
Post-collapse investigation
Expertise

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  • About this
    data sheet
  • Structure-ID
    20002441
  • Published on:
    30/11/2001
  • Last updated on:
    05/02/2016