Indooroopilly Railway Bridge, Brisbane

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Indooroopilly Railway Bridge, Brisbane

The Indooroopilly Railway Bridge is a railway bridge of steel truss design which crosses the Brisbane River, Queensland, Australia. The Indooroopilly Railway Bridge links Indooroopilly and Chelmer stations, and has two long spans with one central pier. It was built just upstream and parallel to the Albert Bridge as part of the quadruplication of the Ipswich Line between 1955-1957.

History

The first Indooroopilly Railway Bridge, designed by Henry Charles Stanley, was placed in service in 1876 and washed away in the 1893 Brisbane floods.

The present bridge is 208.5 metres long with two equal spans. The Coordinator-General's Department designed the bridge and the Electric Power Transmission Pty Coy was the construction contractor. The superstructure was designed as a parallel chord truss bridge, fabricated in Italy by the Societa Anonima Elettrificazione S.P.A.

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