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Booklet - 'Technical Information West Gate Bridge Project', circa 1973 Document Reg. No: HT 16179

Summary:
Information booklet or brochure describing the technical features of the West Gate Bridge, Melbourne, built between 1967 and 1978, including a list of principal design consultants and construction contractors involved both prior to and after the collapse in October 1970. Published by the Lower Yarra Crossing Authority, between 1971 and 1974.
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210 mm x 147 mm x 5 mm, staple-bound, 54 pages, with 14 figures and technical diagrams, including artist's depiction of completed bridge. Printed in black & white main text with two-colour red and olive green cover.
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 21.00 cm (Width), 14.70 cm (Length)
Dimension Comment: Staple-bound, 54 pages.

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Tagged with: souvenirs, bridges, road transport, bridge construction, civil engineering, bridge design
Themes this item is part of: Engineering Collection, Transport Collection
On Display at: Melbourne Museum
Primary Classification: ROAD TRANSPORT
Secondary Classification: Bridges
Tertiary Classification: technical publications
Inscriptions: Text, front cover: Technical Information West Gate/WEST GATE/BRIDGE/PROJECT.
Publisher: Lower Yarra Crossing Authority, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1973

Organisation later became the West Gate Bridge Authority in 1974, and was subsequently absorbed into VicRoads in 1982.
References: See curatorial research file on 'West Gate Bridge'.
Bill Hitchings, "West Gate", 1979. Report of Royal Commission into the Failure of the West gate Bridge, Victoria, C.H. Dixon, Government Printer, Melbourne, 1971. West Gate Memorial website: http://www.westgatebridge.org/index.html

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