The Gladesville Bridge is 50

The Gladesville Bridge in Sydney is much less well known than the steel arch bridge just up-river, but in many ways the methods used in its design and construction were more innovative, and at the time of its completion it was the longest span concrete arch bridge in the World.

The selection of photographs below are taken from a recently published article by Rob Wheen, who as a young man was a keen observer of the bridge construction.  The full article is freely available for download from: Gladesville Bridge Article, and members of The Concrete Institute of Australia may view the full issue (and previous magazines back to 2008) at Concrete in Australia.






Finally, The Happy Pontist has recently posted a series of articles about bridges in the Avignon region of France, including the well known original Avignon Bridge (Pont Saint-Bénézet), which was constructed in parallel segments, pre-dating the use of this technique in the Gladesville Bridge by some 700 years:

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