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Jervois Swing Bridge - Port Adelaide, South Australia
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bucketeer
S 34° 50.642 E 138° 30.183
54H E 271692 N 6141409
Quick Description: This bridge-keepers gantry is all that remains of the original Jervois Bridge
Location: South Australia, Australia
Date Posted: 6/9/2010 4:34:38 AM
Waymark Code: WM90HA
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 24

Long Description:
The Jervios Bridge was the only swing bridge to ever be constructed in South Australia. Built by Westwood Baillie of England, and constructed under the supervision of Engineer H.C.Mais.

The bridge spanned the canal at St Vincent Street to link Semaphore with Port Adelaide
Originally carrying traffic, trams and pedestrians, the bridge was reportedly still swinging in the mid 1950's and eventually demolished in 1969.
Nile Street Port Adelaide

Type of structure/site: Bridge Remnant

Date of Construction: 1878

Engineer/Architect/Builder etc.: Westwood Baillie of England/ H.C.Mais

Engineering Organization Listing: Engineers Australia

Primary Web Site: [Web Link]

Secondary Web Site: Not listed

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