REPORT OF ROYAL COMMISSION INTO THE FAILURE OF WEST GATE BRIDGE, VICTORIA, PRESENTED TO BOTH HOUSES OF PARLIAMENT PURSUANT TO SECTION 7 OF THE WEST GATE BRIDGE ROYAL COMMISSION ACT 1970, NO 7989

THIS REPORT INVESTIGATES THE CIRCUMSTANCES SURROUNDING AND THE CAUSES OF THE FAILURE, ON THE 15TH OCTOBER, 1970, OF THE STEEL SPAN BETWEEN PIERS 10 AND 11 OF THE WEST GATE BRIDGE BEING CONSTRUCTED OVER THE LOWER YARRA RIVER AT SPOTSWOOD. THE REPORT DESCRIBES THE COLLAPSE OF THE BRIDGE, ITS DESIGN AND CALCULATIONS, PRESENTS THE SALIENT POINTS OF THE MAUNSELL, RODERICK AND GRASSL REPORTS, AND GIVES DATA ON THE TESTS CARRIED OUT AFTER THE COLLAPE ON THE UPPER FLANGE PANELS AND DIAGONAL BRACE. DETAILS ARE ALSO GIVEN OF THE STEEL, CONCRETE, AND HIGH-STRENGTH FRICTION GRIP BOLTS USED IN THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE BRIDGE. THE COMPETENCE AND PERFORMANCE OF THE PARTIES AND THEIR RELATIONS DURING CONSTRUCTION ARE ASSESSED TOGETHER WITH THE SAFETY PRECAUTIONS AND INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS DURING THE ERECTION OF THE STRUCTURE. THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE PARTIES IS EVALUATED. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Rixon, C.H., Govt Printer /Australia

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  • Authors:
    • Barber, E H
  • Publication Date: 1971

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 143 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00208781
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 18 1972 12:00AM