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The William Jolly Bridge is a heritage-listed road bridge over the Brisbane River between North On 10 February , following the closure of the penal settlement, the Moreton Bay district was declared open for free settlement. As the point. Road, bridge and river closures will be in place for Sunsuper Riverfire - Brisbane Patrons travelling over the William Jolly Bridge will only be able to access the. Goodwill Bridge and Brisbane Riverwalk will be closed to all City: William Street between Elizabeth and Queen Streets pmpm;.
No vehicular exit from Anderson Street onto Holman Street between 7: Grey Street closed between Tribune Street and Vulture Street from 4pm to 11pm — inbound closed to all traffic.
Outbound open for vehicles exiting South Bank car park. Ernest Street will be closed between Merivale and Grey Streets between 4pm and 11pm. Colchester Street will be closed between Earnest and Tribune Streets from 4pm — 9: No turns from Vulture Street into Grey Street inbound or outbound between 4pm and 11pm. Translink buses accepted Fish Lane: No access to Grey Street between 4pm and 11pm.
Vulture Street closed to eastbound traffic at the intersection of Gladstone Road between 7: Mount Coot-tha From approximately 4: Patrons travelling over the William Jolly Bridge will only be able to access the car parks by turning left into Stanley Place.
Patrons travelling along Cordelia Street will only be able to access the car parks by travelling right into Montague Road and into Stanley Place note: Patrons travelling along Melbourne Street will only be able to access the car parks by travelling left into Cordelia Street, right into Montague Road and into Stanley Place note: Patrons travelling over the Victoria Bridge until 2. Entry and exit until 6: Entry and exit until 4pm. Exit ONLY after 4pm until approximately 9.
Rydges Hotel No vehicular access to Grey Street from 4pm to 11pm. Mantra Hotel No vehicular access to Grey Street from 4pm to 11pm. Galleria Apartments After 4pm no access from Grey Street. From approximately 4pm when George Street closes between Elizabeth Street and Burnett Lane the head of the rank will relocate to approaching Elizabeth Street with taxis only allowed to turn right from George into Elizabeth Street. All other City Ranks will operate as normal. Taxis will however be permitted to deliver clients to the Mantra Hotel Rank until 4pm.
For further information about taxi ranks call Yellow Taxis on 13 19 24 or Black and White Taxis on 13 32 Due to the popularity of the CityCat, it is recommended patrons travel early to avoid delays and disappointment. Only those vessels with the Entry Permit Flags are permitted to anchor in these temporary mooring zones.
Event shuttles will run every 8 minutes between 4pm to 6.
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However, Gilchrist Avenue named after EF Gilchrist City Engineerwhich is on the other side of the rail line to the proposed Main Parkway Boulevard, is in essence part of the proposed traffic system for the Grey Street Bridge as per Earle's recommended ring road system.
The existing Gilchrist Avenue's original drawings are dated 25 June Alison Eavis Harding Frewa local but prominent civil engineerwas appointed Engineer for the bridge on 12 November Due to the costly foundation work, a bridge type with long spans was chosen.
Harding Frew considered five bridge types, each a variation on a theme, stating in his report that: The maintenance requirements for, and performance of, steel bridges was also noted as a concern. The chosen bridge design was to be of concrete-encased steel with arched ribs which rise through the deck.
The final decision of the type of bridge, from the five under consideration, was essentially aesthetic, and was influenced by the so-called Rainbow Arch Bridgecarrying Robert Street, St Paul, Minnesota across the Mississippi River. Harding Frew acknowledged this in his report, including photographs of the bridge, and stated that: The questions of utility and aesthetics should also be weighed carefully, especially in relation to a city's importance, its civic pride, and its future.
The final position of the bridge was determined by Harding Frew's recommendations Earle and Gilchrist's were slightly upstream from the present site and was accepted by Council in late Work commenced in August and was completed in March The cargo steamer Chronos was taken upstream by a rising tide and the bow was wedged under the Victoria Bridge.
Tugs managed to pull it out eventually, but the rising tide could have dislodged a span of the bridge and dumped it in the river, and this was highlighted in the press at the time. The original design had the piers supported on timber piles, with inclined piles to resist the thrust from the small arch.
Piles were driven immediately to the south of the pier, but it became impossible to drive them into the rock and the design was changed to utilise reinforced concrete caissons heavy, hollow, vertical reinforced concrete cylindersand the contractor was noted as being completely in accord with this decision.
The southern approach spans piers founded on timber piles all driven to rock, or to such depths as it was possible to drive them without damage, and the river piers are founded on reinforced concrete caissons.
To achieve this the Sand Island method was invented by Manuel Hornibrook Two islands were constructed for each pier one for each of the cylindrical caissons with the caissons being 28 feet 8.
The pier on the sloping mud bank also used this method with rectangular caissons. Hornibrook is quoted as stating: The idea came to me one morning about 3 o'clock. I was so much taken up with it that I got out of bed and commenced to design a scheme to carry out the piers for the Grey Street Bridge.
The material was dredged out of the centre of the caisson and the cylinder progressively sank; however it was necessary to ensure that the caisson was fixed securely to rock and it was therefore essential to ensure man-access into the cylinder. This was achieved by using an air-lock system, but as the men worked under high pressure they could possibly suffer from the bends and an hospital air-lock was located at the surface for repressurisation if required.
The foundations for the bridge were very deep, and the experience gained in the construction of this bridge, and later the Story Bridgewas considered of great value and to be a major achievement. Between this method was modified to spray sand and cement using a machine known as a Cement- Gun. Gunite was copyrighted in and continued as a proprietary trademark untilwhen it became a generic term. The process involves a mixture of sand and cement which is loaded into one chamber, a stream of the dry mixture is forced along a delivery pipe to the gun, and on discharge is mixed with an annular jet of water.
It was only in the s that the process spread internationally, and it is difficult to ascertain whether other examples of bridges using the Gunite process, beside the St Paul Minnesota bridge, exist. It would appear that the use of Gunite in the arches, beams, deck members and hangers of the main spans, is a major early use of the process in Australia. The Opening Booklet for the bridge states: The Hume brothers invented the centrifugal casting method, for the casting of concrete pipes etc, and their firm was established in Adelaide in The mould for the grotesqueswhich decorate the bridge, was made by Karma Eklunddaughter of the State Manager, Hugo Eklund.
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The use of large sections in the southern approaches allowed longer spans thereby reducing the number of piers. The cement and aggregate was supplied by the Queensland Cement and Lime Company. The decorative towers were intended to support overhead cables for the proposed tramway.
These have since been replaced by precast, prestressed concrete deck units above Coronation Drive, which links onto the Riverside Expresswayand in the process the footpath widths have been reduced.
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A large crowd gathered on both sides of the river and invited guests were in attendance. It was the era of the Great Depression and massive public works, and Vida Laheya distinguished Queensland artist, painted the bridge at least three times during its construction.
Although there was widespread public interest in the bridge, it was eclipsed within ten years by the much larger and more prominent Story Bridge.
It is noted that those living in Brisbane tend to regard this as normal for a bridge of this type; however this is in fact most unusual and few bridges around the world, including the Sydney Harbour Bridge, have this feature. The problem confronting Harding Frew was not the span-t- rise ratio of the arch itself, but rather its effect on the design of the deep foundations required at the site. On 21 February he was elected first Mayor later Lord Mayor of the Greater Brisbane Council for six years until his retirement in John William Greene was the lord mayor when the bridge was opened.
Jolly had moved the motions which led to the construction of the bridge. The Greater Brisbane Act gave the Council a charter which vested in the Council the power to frame its own legislation and the Council proceeded with a bold policy of civic improvements, including the Grey Street Bridge, the new Brisbane City HallAnzac Squarethe tramways, water supply and sewerage.
These fittings were replaced by the present lighting in The bridge was first painted in A cream colour was chosen to reflect the approximate colour of newly poured concrete. Floodlighting was also introduced in The bridge carries four lanes of traffic with pedestrian paths to either side, and retaining walls return at right angles to the bridge at the northern end supporting North Quay above.
To achieve this, the bridge was constructed with three major spans of arched ribs across the river, with two smaller arches at the northern embankment and a single arch at the southern embankment, and a viaduct consisting of 16 spans ramping down to Grey Street to the south. The southern ramping section curves towards the southeast in plan, crossing Montague Road to align with Grey Street.
The two smaller arches at the northern embankment are no longer extant, and have been replaced by precast, prestressed concrete deck units above Coronation Drive, which links onto the riverside expressway. The roadway is partly supported by hangers from the arches which project above, and cross girders and stringers below. The ramping southern section roadway is supported by longitudinal broad flange beams supported by rows of piers, with the southern end abutment being earth filled between reinforced concrete retaining walls.
This was incorrect as the bridge was designed as a reinforced concrete structure, with the steelwork acting as reinforcing and the concrete carrying a major part of the load.
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However, the concrete is also used in a decorative manner to represent oversized coursing on the main piers and voussoirs on the arched ribs.