Redcliffe Bridge

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For the bridge connecting Redcliffe, Queensland to Brisbane, see Houghton Highway.

Coordinates: 31°55′49″S 115°56′13″E / 31.9302°S 115.93703°E / -31.9302; 115.93703

Redcliffe Bridge, viewed from the southern end.

Redcliffe Bridge is a traffic bridge which carries Tonkin Highway across the Swan River in the Perth, Western Australia suburb of Redcliffe.

Designed by Maunsell & Partners and built by Thiess,[1] construction of the bridge started in 1986. The bridge was constructed using an incremental launch technique, and cost A$15 million to complete.[2] It was officially opened on 16 April 1988.[3] The bridge is 271 metres long, with five spans and a pre-stressed concrete deck 34 metres wide, supporting six lanes of traffic.[1] The structure of the bridge is that of a hollow box girder,[1] with the outer sides of the deck supported by special Y-beams.[4]



  1. ^ a b c "Structurae: Redcliffe Bridge (1988)". Retrieved 2007-11-06. 
  2. ^ "Redcliffe Bridge" [video recording] (1988). West Perth, Western Australia: Department of Main Roads.
  3. ^ "Appendix A - Dates of major changes to the road network". Main Roads Western Australia. Retrieved 2007-11-06. Redcliffe Bridge opened 16 April 1988. 
  4. ^ "Delta Corp - Civil: Bridge Construction". Delta Corporation. Retrieved 2007-11-06. Specially designed Y beams incorporated into the Redcliffe bridge project - Tonkin Highway. (image caption) 

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