Hickson Road arch bridges, Sydney - analysis for predicted ground movements

The three arch bridges that cross Hickson Road at Millers Point in Sydney’s CBD represent an early application of reinforced concrete for large span bridges in NSW. The bridges were built by the Sydney Harbour Trust (later to become the NSW Maritime Services Board) and are classified as Monier arches. At the time of their construction, 1910 to 1914, they were noted as the “largest reinforced concrete bridges in New South Wales”. Due to predicted ground movements from nearby tunnel and cavern excavation work for the Sydney Metro rapid transit system, the arch bridges were structurally analysed to check their capacity to withstand the anticipated horizontal and vertical movements.


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Media Info

  • Pagination: 13p
  • Monograph Title: 9th Australian Small Bridges Conference, Surfers Paradise, Queensland, 1-2 April 2019

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01714749
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB Group Limited
  • Files: ITRD, ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 26 2019 11:34AM