Elizabeth River Bridge

The Elizabeth River Bridge is a bridge in the Northern Territory of Australia which crosses Elizabeth River about 17 kilometres (11 mi) south of the Darwin city centre.

Elizabeth River Bridge
Aerial view of Elizabeth River Bridge
Coordinates12°32′29″S 130°58′36″E
CarriesRoad and railway
CrossesElizabeth River
LocaleArcher and Wickham
OwnerNorthern Territory Government
Characteristics
MaterialConcrete[1]
Total length500 metres (1,600 ft)[1]
No. of spans30 metres (98 ft) precast concrete beams
History
Opened () 1980s[1]

It carries the Channel Island Road over the river from the suburb of Archer to the locality of Wickham.

It was part of the infrastructure works associated with the Channel Island Power Station.[1]

During the 2001-2002 financial year, its width was increased to accommodate the Adelaide-Darwin railway.[2]

It is 500 metres (1,600 ft) long.[1]

References

  1. Sales, Anthony (1986). "The Performance of Rock Socketted Piles in Low Strength Siltstone". Bridges. 13 (6): 1.
  2. "2001-02 Annual Report" (PDF). AustralAsia Railway Corporation. 13 November 2002. p. 24. Retrieved 11 June 2019.
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