|Function / usage:||
Pedestrian bridge (footbridge)
Reinforced concrete bridge
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
|Coordinates:||37° 49' 39.72" S 144° 59' 6.00" E|
|total length||102 m|
|total width||9.3 m|
|roadway / carriageway width||5.7 m|
|lateral bars||ø 6 mm @ 75 mm|
|arch span||29 m|
|arch thickness||510 mm - 410 mm|
|longitudinal bars||ø 9.5 mm @ 75 mm|
reinforced concrete with rails
|28 October 1897||
First known drawing with results of computations.
Public Works Department adds timber piles to north abutment.
|20 July 1898||
|10 October 1898||
Contract drawing signed.
Start of construction.
|18 November 1898||
Concern over cracks in north abutment and apparent sag in northern span.
Further concern over north end.
Spalling repaired with mortar gun.
Restoration and stabilization, cathodic protection system installed for reinforcement.
Built in a dry channel during diversion of the River Yarra. North abutment on timber piles driven to rock, surmounted by horizontal timber grid supporting concrete abutment. South abutment built directly on rock. Two river piers built on rock (concrete with upright rails as reinforcement). Monier arches built on falsework supported from dry bed of channel. Reinforcing grid top and bottom. Moist 'compo' consisting of 3 parts sand to 1 part cement rammed into place by hand. Spandrel retaining walls (probably mass concrete) built along edges of arches. Void filled with rammed earth to support pavement.
Design loading: 15.2 tonne steam roller plus 4.8 kPa distributed
- Carlo Catani (concept designer)
Relevant Web Sites
- Credit where credit's due?. In: The Newsletter of Engineering Heritage Australia (August 2004), pp. 4-5. (2004):
- Monier Arch Bridge at Anderson Street, Melbourne: The Morell Bridge. Department of Civil Engineering, Monash University, Clayton (Australia), pp. 65. (1998):
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