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Pyrmont Bridge

General Information

Beginning of works: 1899
Completion: 1902
Status: in use

Project Type

Structure: Swing bridge
Function / usage: Road bridge
Material: Wooden bridge
Steel bridge

Location

Location: , ,
Coordinates: 33° 52' 14.16" S    151° 12' 3.60" E
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Technical Information

Dimensions

total length 369 m
length of movable section 49.6 m
span lengths of approaches 25 m

Cost

cost of construction Pound sterling 112 500

Materials

truss eucalypt hardwood
steel
swing span steel

Chronology

6 December 1899

The foundation stone is laid.

28 June 1902

Opening ceremony.

Notes

The swing span, imported from Belgium, is made of steel but 12 approach spans are of Allan type with local eucalypt (Australian Iron Bark) hardwood compression members and vertical steel rods in tension.

Total cost was 112,500 pounds sterling in 1902 when a carpenter was paid 10 shillings (0.5 pounds) per day. One of world's first electrically-operated swing bridges. Roadway now restricted to pedestrian and monorail traffic but swing span regularly in operation to allow access to inner harbor basin.

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  • About this
    data sheet
  • Structure-ID
    20007124
  • Date created
    06/12/2002
  • Last Update
    05/02/2016