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08-October-2014
08-October-2014
Photographs supplied by John Huth

A plaque commemorates the 50th anniversary of the construction of the bridge which began in 1957.

The new Burdekin Bridge was opened on 15 June 1957, after 10 years of construction and $6 million. The Engineers were Harry Lowe, Noel Ullman and Bill Hansen. The structure was made of 42,000 cubic yards of concrete and 10,000 tons of steel. 235 people were employed during construction but they observed none of today`s strict safety standards and worked without both hard hats and safety harnesses and sometimes in bare feet. Fortunately no lives were lost.

Location

Address:Bruce Highway, Burdekin Bridge, Ayr, 4807
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -19.637771
Long: 147.392156
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Technology
Sub-Theme:Industry
Approx. Event Start Date:15-June-1957
Approx. Event End Date:15-June-2007

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:June-2007
Source: MA
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