- Victoria Bridge, Brisbane
bridge_name = Victoria Bridge
caption = Victoria Bridge
carries = Motor vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists
material = Concrete
spans = 3
open = 1969
long = The Victoria Bridge is the fifth crossing of the
Brisbane River. The current bridge, opened in 1969, is the third permanent crossing erected at this location.
Half of the road space on the bridge is now given over to the South-East Busway. In the Brisbane City Centre Draft Masterplan, a new crossing immediately adjacent to the Victoria Bridge, tentatively named the Adelaide Street Bridge (the name of the connecting street in the CBD), will carry pedestrian, cyclist, bus and possibly light-rail traffic, freeing up the Victoria Bridge for general road traffic as it was before.
Former bridges at this site
The original bridge at this point on the river was a timber structure that opened in June 1865. This structure quickly succumbed to marine wood worm and collapsed in April 1867. [cite book |title=The Brisbane River: A pictorial history |last=Longhurst |first=Robert |coauthors=William Douglas |publisher=W.D. Incorporated Pty Ltd |location=Brisbane |isbn=0646344722 |pages=23] A new crossing, opened in June 1874, was an iron structure. It included a turning span to allow river traffic to pass, but was washed away in the floods of
1893.cite book |title=Brisbane Then and Now |last=Gregory |first=Helen |authorlink= |coauthors= |year=2007 |publisher=Salamander Books |location=Wingfield, South Australia |isbn=9781741730111 |pages=8-9 ] Another replacement bridge was built and entered service in 1897, lasting until 1969, when the current bridge opened to traffic. A new bridge was needed to meet growing traffic demands. ]
A portion of the southern abutment of the previous bridge remains adjacent to the new bridge, carrying a pedestrian arch, a short remnant of tram track and a memorial to
Hector Vasyli, a young boy who was killed in a traffic accident at that point when waving to servicemen returning from the First World War.
Bridges of Brisbane
* [http://www.zone4.com.au/dev/masterplan/site/?width=800&height=600 Brisbane City Centre Draft Masterplan]
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