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Gateway Bridge

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Identification

Gateway Bridge
269142

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Structure in General

bridge
existing [completed]
modernism

Facts

  • 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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Location

1 Gateway Bridge
4172
Murarrie
East Side
Brisbane
Queensland
Australia

Technical Data

211.61 ft
211.61 ft
5,347.77 ft
1980
1986

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