New Victoria Bridge, Drawing No. 1, general drawing, Brisbane, 16 Oct 1893

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Creator Brady, Alfred Barton, 1856-1932
Title New Victoria Bridge, Drawing No. 1, general drawing, Brisbane, 16 Oct 1893
Open Access Status Other
Date 1893-10-16
Year available 2015
Contributor Queensland Public Works Department
Series Alfred Barton Brady Collection, UQFL454
Type image/tiff
Original Format Engineering drawing; drawing on linen; 78 x 238 cm.
Source Alfred Barton Brady Collection, UQFL454 , Tube 1, item 1
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Formatted Abstract/Summary
Alfred Barton Brady designed the new Victoria Bridge in 1897. Born in England in 1856, Brady migrated to Queensland with his wife in 1884, gaining employment with the Queensland Government in 1885. By 1893, he held the position of Government Architect and Engineer for Bridges with the Public Works Department. In addition to being responsible for the design and construction of the new Victoria Bridge, Brady supervised the construction of the temporary bridge. A paper he wrote on the Victoria Bridge in 1903 won the Crampton Prize of the Institution of Civil Engineers, of which he was a member.

The new Victoria Bridge was the fourth bridge to span the Brisbane River at the spot running between Queen Street on the north bank and Melbourne Street on the south bank . The first structure was a temporary wooden bridge, constructed in 1865, which lasted only 2 years. Construction of the first permanent bridge, old Victoria Bridge, had commenced in 1864, but it did not open until 1874, operating as a toll bridge until 1877. Old Victoria Bridge was destroyed by the 1893 floods. A second temporary bridge was built in 1893, with construction of new Victoria Bridge beginning soon after. The second temporary bridge was washed away in floods in 1896, by which time the new Victoria bridge was nearing completion. The new Victoria Bridge opened in 1897, and it remained in service until replaced by the current Victoria Bridge in 1969, at which time the new Victoria Bridge was demolished. One of the stone archways which flanked the pedestrian access to the bridge remains on the south side of the Brisbane River, near the entrance to the South Bank parklands.
Keyword Brady, Alfred Barton, 1856-1932
Civil engineers
Victoria Bridge (Brisbane, Qld.)
Bridges -- Queensland -- Brisbane
Engineering drawings
Architectural plans
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153.022788,-27.471529 153.019725,-27.471529 153.019725,-27.473194 153.022788,-27.473194 153.022788,-27.471529

Document type: Manuscript
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