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This is a list of all 38 bridges from the suspension bridge inventory for the country Australia. Wherever you see a "Bridgemeister ID" number you can click it to isolate the bridge on its own page. Click here to go to the list of countries.
1880 Fitzroy
Rockhampton, Australia (Fitzroy River)
Bridgemeister ID:416
References:AAJ, STC
Principals:F. J. Byerley, Owen Jones
Use:Vehicular
Main cables:Chain (iron)
Suspended spans:6
Main spans:4 x 70.7m
Side spans:2 x 26.5m
Deck width:21f
Notes
  • Damaged during flood, 1890. Repaired, 1891.
1890 Wollaston
Warrnambool, Australia (Merri River)
Bridgemeister ID:420
Coordinates:S 38.36343 E 142.49163
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:STC
Principals:Arthur Dobson
Use:Vehicular (one-lane)
Status:In use, but restricted to foot traffic (last checked, 2005)
Main cables:Wire
Suspended spans:1
Main span:36.6m
Deck width:3.2m
1892 Cammeray (North Sydney, Northbridge)
Willoughby, Australia (Long Bay Gully)
Bridgemeister ID:421
Structurae ID:0006323
References:PTS2, STC
Use:Vehicular
Status:Replaced, 1939
Main cables:Wire
Suspended spans:3
Main span:152.4m
Side spans:2 x 38.1m
Notes
  • Replaced with arch in 1939, but original towers retained. STC says replaced 1937. Vicinity of Northbridge, Cammeray, and Sydney.
Postcard, collection of David Denenberg
1898 Hampden
Kangaroo Valley, Australia (Kangaroo River)
Bridgemeister ID:423
References:STC
Principals:E.M. de Burgh
Use:Vehicular
Status:In use (last checked, 2008)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:77.1m
1901 (suspension bridge)
Queanbeyan, Australia (Queanbeyan River)
Bridgemeister ID:425
Notes
1903 Maldon
Picton vicinity, Australia (Nepean River)
Bridgemeister ID:427
References:STC
Principals:E.M. de Burgh
Use:Vehicular (one-lane)
Main cables:Wire
Suspended spans:1
Main span:68.9m
Notes
  • Timber towers damaged by fire, replaced with steel towers 1939.
1907 Sandy Creek
Mackay, Australia (Sandy Creek)
Bridgemeister ID:527
References:STC
Use:Vehicular (one-lane)
Status:Bypassed, 1966
Main cables:Wire
Suspended spans:1
Notes
  • Damaged in 1957 and 1958 by overweight vehicles. Bridge was repaired each time. Structure was still standing when a replacement was completed in 1966.
1910 (footbridge)
Cowwarr, Australia (Thompson River)
Bridgemeister ID:430
Use:Footbridge
1929 Kane's
Melbourne, Australia (Yarra River - Yarra Bend Park, Studley Park)
Bridgemeister ID:443
Coordinates:S 37.80006 E 145.00966
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2006)
Main cables:Wire
Notes
  • Rebuilt 1935.
1936 Kindee
Kindee, Ellenborough vicinity, Australia (Hastings River)
Bridgemeister ID:1296
Coordinates:S 31.42233 E 152.47044
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:AAJ
Use:Vehicular (one-lane)
Status:In use (last checked, 2012)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:3
Main span:220f
Side spans:2 x 88f
Notes
  • Odd timber suspension bridge that has large diagonal stiffening members giving it the appearance of a "braced chain" bridge. AAJ describes it: "the construction in each span is of the three-hinged, trussed cable type or inverted three-hinged arch type. The form of the trussed cable is the Fidler truss."
  • Brett Evill transcribed a plaque at the bridge: "This bridge with unusual trussed cables was designed by DMR engineers V Karmalsky and A T Britton. Steelwork was supplied by Morison and Bearby of Newcastle and timber by R McMillan of Long Flat. Sadly, the contractor R B Haydon was killed during construction and work was completed by the Department. Opened on 19 December 1936, the bridge and its approaches cost £5,000.
    "Erected to commemorate Australia's bicentenary in 1988 by the Department of Main Roads and the National Roads and Motorists Association (NRMA)"
  • Similar to Allan - Segenhoe, Scone vicinity, Australia.
Photo by Brett Evill
1936 Walter Taylor
Indooroopilly and Chelmer, Australia (Brisbane River)
Bridgemeister ID:449
Structurae ID:0005456
Coordinates:S 27.505467 E 152.9737
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:AAJ, STC
Use:Vehicular
Status:In use (last checked, 2007)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:182.9m
Notes
  • Hybrid truss-suspension where truss rises up to meet main cables.
  • Two-year refurbishment started, late 2007, to replace and strengthen joints along the cables and deck truss.
1937 Lorne
Lorne, Victoria, Australia (Erskine River)
Bridgemeister ID:1656
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2007)
Main cables:Wire
Suspended spans:1
1938 Queanbeyan
Queanbeyan, Australia (Queanbeyan River)
Bridgemeister ID:454
Coordinates:S 35.35567 E 149.23857
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use, but restricted to foot traffic (last checked, 2008)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1

Notes
1939 Far Red Hill
Mount Morgan, Queensland, Australia (Dee River)
Bridgemeister ID:1748
Status:Derelict
Main cables:Wire
Notes
1988 York Swing
York, Australia (Avon River)
Bridgemeister ID:1300
Coordinates:S 31.8868 E 116.770717
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2007)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Notes
  • Replaced a 1906 structure that was likely a suspension bridge.
1995 Timber
Laidley, Queensland, Australia (Narda Lagoon)
Bridgemeister ID:838
Coordinates:S 27.64805 E 152.55836
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Principals:John Wilson and Partners
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use
1998 (footbridge)
Tumut vicinity, Australia
Bridgemeister ID:1676
Coordinates:S 35.389083 E 148.248133
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Principals:Waldren Bridges, Australian Army 21 Construction Regiment Royal Australian Engineers
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2005)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:60.2m
Notes
  • A sign at the bridge reads, "The construction of the pedestrian suspension bridge has allowed The Hume and Hovell Walking Track to be re-routed off the Snowy Mountains Highway and Blowering Dam access road onto a now disused section of the old hightway. The bridge was designed by Waldren Bridges Pty Ltd of Yackandandah Victoria and has a span of 60.2 metres. Ironbark timber decking which is supported from two 30mm steel cables. End supports are made from 4 ironbark timber poles 9.3 meters in height. The bridge was constructed by the Australian Army 21 Construction Regiment Royal Australian Engineers as a training program in 7 days."
2000 Loch
Loch, Victoria, Australia
Bridgemeister ID:1691
Coordinates:S 38.368133 E 145.71105
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2008)
Main cables:Wire
Notes
  • A sign at the bridge reads, "Loch Stock & Barrell - Pedestrian Suspension Bridge - A Loch Memorial Reserve Community Project."
2001 (footbridge)
Shepparton, Victoria, Australia (Goulburn River)
Bridgemeister ID:1750
Coordinates:S 36.387517 E 145.393
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2005)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Notes
  • Wide footbridge.
2004 (footbridge)
Charlton, Victoria, Australia (Avoca River)
Bridgemeister ID:1501
Coordinates:S 36.26725 E 143.351283
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2004)
Main cables:Wire
(footbridge)
Clarendon vicinity and Kangarilla, vicinity, Australia (Onkaparinga River - Mt. Bold Reservoir)
Bridgemeister ID:511
Coordinates:S 35.124283 E 138.6829
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2008)
Suspended spans:1
(footbridge)
Mount Morgan, Queensland, Australia (Dee River)
Bridgemeister ID:1746
Status:Destroyed, 1928, by flood.
Main cables:Wire
Notes
  • According to a sign at one of the remaining Mount Morgan suspension bridges, "[this bridge] crossed from the mine side of the Dee, west of the gold sheds, to Tipperary Road, opposite where Mountain View and Sunburst Hotels once stood. It too was swept away in 1928."
(footbridge)
Mount Morgan, Queensland, Australia (Dee River)
Bridgemeister ID:1745
Status:Destroyed, 1928, by flood.
Main cables:Wire
Notes
  • According to a sign at one of the remaining Mount Morgan suspension bridges, "[this bridge] spanned from Tipperary Road to the 'lower yards' of the mine, 100 metres past where the western end of Morgan Street crosses the Dee. It was destroyed in 1928."
(footbridge)
Murrurundi, Australia (Pages River)
Bridgemeister ID:1338
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use
Main cables:Wire
(footbridge)
Northam, Australia (Avon River)
Bridgemeister ID:2118
Coordinates:S 31.652167 E 116.6705
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2006)
Main cables:Wire
(footbridge)
Old Norlunga, Australia
Bridgemeister ID:837
Coordinates:S 35.18185 E 138.5042
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2005)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
(footbridge)
Parsley Bay, Sydney, Australia
Bridgemeister ID:517
Structurae ID:0011100
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use
Main cables:Wire
Suspended spans:3
Photo by Joel Barnes
(footbridge)
Pinjarra, Australia (Murray River)
Bridgemeister ID:860
Coordinates:S 32.62923 E 115.87603
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Footbridge
(footbridge)
Warburton, Victoria, Australia (Yarra River)
Bridgemeister ID:1579
Coordinates:S 37.7542 E 145.686433
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2005)
Main cables:Wire
Suspended spans:1

Notes
(footbridge)
Warburton, Victoria, Australia (Yarra River)
Bridgemeister ID:1880
Coordinates:S 37.751167 E 145.69895
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2005)
Main cables:Wire

Notes
Allan
Segenhoe, Scone vicinity, Australia (Pages River)
Bridgemeister ID:1402
Use:Vehicular
Status:In use (last checked, 2004)
Suspended spans:3
Main span:1
Side spans:2

Notes
Corrigan's
Victoria, Australia (Tarra-Bulga National Park)
Bridgemeister ID:518
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2008)
Main cables:Wire
East Street
Mount Morgan, Queensland, Australia (Dee River)
Bridgemeister ID:1744
Status:Dismantled, 1904
Main cables:Wire
Notes
  • Completed circa 1891. According to a sign at one of the remaining Mount Morgan suspension bridges, "East Street bridge crossed from Byrnes Parade to near the junction of Cornes and Bridge Street. Built around 1891, it was dismantled in 1904 after the East Street Bridge, now demolished, was erected."
Far Red Hill
Mount Morgan, Queensland, Australia (Dee River)
Bridgemeister ID:1747
Status:Destroyed, 1928, by flood.
Main cables:Wire
Notes
  • Completed circa 1890's. The Mount Morgan web site notes that this bridge was destroyed by flood in 1928 and later replaced. A sign at one of the remaining Mount Morgan suspension bridges says this bridge "spanned the river on the far side of Red Hill, from Baldwin Street on the south to School Street on the west."
  • Replaced by 1939 Far Red Hill - Mount Morgan, Queensland, Australia.
Joseph's
Pinjarra vicinity, Australia (Murray River)
Bridgemeister ID:1264
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use
Notes
  • Distinct from the other Murray River suspension bridge at Pinjarra.
MacIntosh Island
Surfers Paradise, Australia
Bridgemeister ID:2152
Coordinates:S 27.98602 E 153.42884
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Footbridge
Status:Replaced, 2007
Main cables:Wire
Notes
  • Closed due to safety concerns, late 2006. Replaced by a cable-stayed footbridge, 2007. New bridge opened October, 2007.
Tipperary Point-Red Hill
Mount Morgan, Queensland, Australia (Dee River)
Bridgemeister ID:1749
Coordinates:S 23.643117 E 150.389417
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Status:In use
Main cables:Wire
Suspended spans:1
Notes
  • Damaged by flood, 1928. Rebuilt, 1937.
Upper Dee
Mount Morgan, Queensland, Australia (Dee River)
Bridgemeister ID:1743
Use:Footbridge
Status:Replaced
Main cables:Wire
Notes
  • Completed 1890's. According to a sign at one of the remaining Mount Morgan suspension bridges, "Upper Dee suspension bridge spanned from Byrnes Parade to River Street but was washed away during fierce flooding on 21 April 1928." The Mount Morgan web site mentions that the bridge had already been "converted to a pile-supported bridge" by the time it was destroyed in 1928.

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