Walter Taylor Bridge - Brisbane, Qld, Australia
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Grahame Cookie
S 27° 30.346 E 152° 58.416
56J E 497393 N 6957543
Quick Description: This Suspension Bridge connects Brisbane with the suburb of Indooroopilly, and was built in 1936.
Location: Queensland, Australia
Date Posted: 8/3/2019 5:31:58 PM
Waymark Code: WM112C1
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita
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Long Description:
The Steinman-style Suspension Bridge, 'was conceived, designed, built and funded by local visionary Walter Taylor, a contractor who lived in Graceville' [Wiki]. The suspension cables used here had been used in the building of the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

The longest span of the suspension bridge is 600 feet - 183 metres, with a total length of 300 metres. Wikipedia doesn't give the height of the habitable pylons, but they are at least six-storeys high!

The bridge was opened on 14 February, 1936, costing £85,000, and operated as a toll bridge until the 1960's. It was initially called the Indooroopilly Toll Bridge, and renamed in 1956 after Walter Taylor's death (1955) in his honour. [ex- (visit link) ]

Visited: 0833, Sunday, 19 May, 2019
[Found while on my way to a Trig Point in Brisbane at the Windmill.]
Date Completed: 2/14/1936

Usage: Automobile

Length: 300m

WWW: [Web Link]

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