Construction was unique because it was done using a fast-track system to permit design and construction to be concurrent, rather than the usual method of completing the design before any construction starts.
Height of the bridge is equivalent to a 20 storey building.
The distinctive shape is due to air traffic requirements restricting its height to under 80m while shipping needed a clearance of 55m, leaving only 25m to fit 1.5kms of bridge.
At time of construction the stressing cables in the approach spans were the highest load cables in a structure in Australia.
150,000 tonnes of concrete, 9,900 tonnes of reinforcing steel and 2,500 tonnes of pre-stressing high tensile steel wire was used in construction.
At time of construction the erection truss was the largest in the world, weighing 650 tonnes.
Anually since 1997, half the bridge is closed to traffic to accommodate over 20,000 runners in the 'Bridge to Brisbane' charity fun run.
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