Disaster at west gate online exhibition home these pages explore victoria's (australia) worst-ever industrial accident: the collapse of the partially completed west gate bridge, as told through official archival records held by public record office victoria. This report goes into detail the collapse of the westgate bridge, located in melbourne, australia what was meant to be a bridge that joined two sides of the city of melbourne, lead to australia's worst workplace disaster in history, with a death toll of 35. In australia, there was a royal commission into the west gate bridge failure and, following the collapse of the bridge at milford haven, the merrison committee produced an interim report with new design rules and workmanship guidance.
Quebec bridge collapse 2727 words jan 29th, 2018 11 pages n s parent is president and m p davis, of ottawa, was the leading contractor for the masonry and the phoenix bridge company for the steelwork [2. It will be the 48th anniversary of the collapse that claimed 35 lives, 18 workers survived, some of those workers returned to work on the rebuild of the bridge the commemoration will begin at 1130am at the west gate memorial site beneath the bridge in douglas parade spotswood. A plaque commemorating the victims was unveiled in 1978, and the westgate memorial park was opened on 15 october 2004, the 34th anniversary of the disaster, on the actual site of the bridge's collapse every year on the day, the families, friends, fellow workers gather at the site to pay their respects to the perished 35. Westgate bridge collapse - vprs 24 inquest deposition files unit 120 sketch of the collapse from the inquest files south australia melbourne australia western australia federation of australia old photos bridges filing victoria track old pictures runway vintage photos old photographs trucks track and field victoria falls.
The west gate bridge is a steel box girder cable-stayed bridge in melbourne, victoria, australiait spans the yarra river, just north of its mouth into port phillip, and is a vital link between the inner city (cbd) and melbourne's western suburbs with the industrial suburbs in the west and with the city of geelong, 80 kilometres (50 mi) to the south-west. In october 1970, a 120 metre span of the half-built west gate bridge collapsed into the yarra, killing 35 workers in australia's worst construction disaster. The west gate bridge was to be the biggest bridge in australia, and the pride of melbourne, but on 15 october 1970 it collapsed, killing 35 men and injuring 18 others it was a nightmare event that will be forever etched in the memory of every victorian. The west gate bridge in melbourne, australia, collapsed on october 15, 1970, for a variety of reasons (royal commission, 1971) research by professor noel murray of monash university in melbourne showed that the designers had applied the prevailing theory of the behavior of stiffened panels welded from thin steel plates beyond its area of.
The westgate bridge crosses the yarra river, near melbourne, victoriait is the third longest bridge in australia the bridge's length, including the approaches is 2,5826 m (8,473 ft. At 1150 am on 15 october 1970, a 367-ft (112 m) span of the west gate bridge, known as span 10-11, collapsed during construction approximately 2000 tonnes of steel and concrete came crashing down into the muddy banks of the yarra below, taking workers and their machinery, tools and sheds with them. The failure during construction of the west gate bridge in melbourne, australia in 1970 was one of world's worst bridge collapses thirty five people died and, as with most failures, a creeping.
The west gate bridge collapsed just before lunchtime on october 15, 1970, in the country's worst industrial accident the bridge was about two years into construction at that point. Essay about the collapse of the westgate bridge, located in melbourne, australia ii history the first time that a bridge was considered to cross the yarra river was as early as 1957 to replace the williamstown ferry service. West gate bridge is a cable-stayed bridge, road bridge and steel bridge that was built from 1968 until 1978 the project is located in melbourne, victoria, australia. Visit my radio website west gate bridge collapse melbourne australia - cracks just before midday.
Almost as soon as he put the phone down, gerit hardenberg heard the low rumbling sound coming across the river it grew, like the side of a mountain falling on top of him, and then faded into silence. 'west gate bridge' is described as being a gigantic monitor lizard poised in an elongated 's' astride the river yarra linking melbourne's western suburbs with eastern victorian suburbs between central business district as imagined by carmel egan, a fine journalist. The west gate bridge is a cable-stayed bridge in melbourne, victoria, australia which spanned over the yarra river north of port phillip and is an important link to the inner city investigation for the most part, the investigation was mostly interviewing survivors and explaining what happened. The reasons for the collapse of span 10-11 are to be found in the acts and omissions of those entrusted with building a bridge of a new and highly-sophisticated design, the commissioners said.
A brief 11 minute video on the opening of the west gate bridge in 1978 interesting to note that the bridge used to have toll booths i do no own this filmdisclaimer: this video is intended for. The bridge collapse still has the unenviable title of being australia's worst industrial accident, with 35 construction workers killed that is, 35 families who had someone leave that morning. Tragedy struck victoria more than 40 years ago when dozens of workers were killed during the construction of the west gate bridge members of the construction union will gather on monday to remember the lives of the 35 workers killed when a span collapsed on october 15, 1970. Members of victoria's construction union will gather to remember the west gate bridge collapse which killed 35 workers more than 40 years ago.