Monday, January 6, 2020

Construction of the Glebe Island Bridge 1899

State Records NSW: NRS 17420, State Rail Authority Archives Photographic Reference Print Collection, items; 623-626, specifically 623/25 Lifting road on Glebe Island to Glebe Island Bridge.

State Records NSW: NRS 17420, State Rail Authority Archives Photographic Reference Print Collection, items; 623-626, specifically 623/25 Lifting road on Glebe Island to Glebe Island Bridge.
State Records NSW: NRS 17420, State Rail Authority Archives Photographic Reference Print Collection, items; 623-626, specifically 623/25 Lifting road on Glebe Island to Glebe Island Bridge.

"The Glebe Island Bridge, across Johnstons Bay, is of state significance as it demonstrates one of the earliest examples of an electric-powered swing bridge in Australia" .... Glebe Island Bridge Heritage Listing https://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/heritageapp/ViewHeritageItemDetails.aspx?ID=5051118


"With regard to the Glebe Island Causeway - This work, which was commenced in Apriol 1898, consists in the construction of two high embankments as approaches to the new Glebe Island Bridge, 202,195 tons of ballast filling have been used in the work which is being done by day-labour, 140 men being empoyed. A timber staging has been constructed under contract b etween the western and eastern embankments in order to carry othe stone trucks, and the timber abutments of the bridge have also been erected under contract. Glebe Island Quarry - during the year 51,890 tons of ballast and 1,483 cubic yards of dimension stone have been obtained at the quarry on the north side of the isalnd, and forwarde by punt to the varius sea-walls and other works in Sydney Harbour, an average number of seventy men being employed by day-labour." p46 (Expenditure Glebe Island and Pyrmont Bridges, p50) Report of the Department of Public Works, for the year ended 30 June, 1899 https://www.opengov.nsw.gov.au/publications/12005

State Records NSW: NRS 17420, State Rail Authority Archives Photographic Reference Print Collection, items;
623-626, specifically 623/25 Lifting road on Glebe Island to Glebe Island Bridge.


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