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William Jolly Bridge. Brisbane. Australia.
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Punga and Paua
S 27° 28.109 E 153° 00.920
56J E 501514 N 6961674
Quick Description: The William Jolly Bridge is the sixth crossing of the Brisbane River connecting Grey Street to Roma Street in Brisbane, the capital of the state of Queensland.
Location: Queensland, Australia
Date Posted: 12/19/2008 5:13:23 PM
Waymark Code: WM5CTX
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member GEO*Trailblazer 1
Views: 29

Long Description:
The bridge is a steel frame arch bridge with an unusual concrete veneer and was opened to traffic on 30 March 1932 by Sir John Goodwin, the Governor of Queensland. It was designed by A.E. Harding Frew and is an art deco style which was popular at the time. When the bridge was opened, during the worst year of the Great Depression, it was known as the Grey Street Bridge. It was renamed the William Jolly Bridge on 5 July 1955 in memory of William Jolly, the first Lord Mayor of Greater Brisbane.

The purpose of the bridge when it was constructed was to avoid the traffic increases on Victoria Bridge. The bridge has two lanes in each direction for motor traffic and also a footpath on each side, linking Grey street with Roma Street. It is 498 metres (1,634 ft) long with a 73 metre (240 ft) main span.
Length of bridge: 498 metres (1,634 ft) long with a 73 metre (240 ft) main span.

Height of bridge: 5.28m

What type of traffic does this bridge support?: Motor vehicles and pedestrians.

What kind of gap does this bridge cross?:
Brisbane River

Date constructed: 1932

Is the bridge still in service for its original purpose?: Still in use.

Name of road or trail the bridge services: Links Grey Street and Roma Street.


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