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Morrison Defends Qld Rail Assessment
Infrastructure
Friday July 28 2017

Morrison Defends Qld Rail Assessment

Federal treasurer Scott Morrison has defended Infrastructure Australia's critical assessment of the Palaszczuk government's Cross River Rail project and refused to make a funding commitment.

Qld Govt Rejects Cross River Rail Report
Infrastructure
Thursday July 27 2017

Qld Govt Rejects Cross River Rail Report

The Queensland government has has criticised Infrastructure Australia after it issued what the state says is an error-riddled evaluation of the Cross River Rail project.

Sydney Harbour Bridge Toll Rise flagged
Infrastructure
Thursday July 20 2017

Sydney Harbour Bridge Toll Rise flagged

The NSW government says it's yet to make a decision on whether to introduce a toll in both directions on the Sydney Harbour Bridge and linking...

WA Gov’t Regrets Malaysia-built Perth Bridge
Civil
Friday March 10 2017

WA Gov’t Regrets Malaysia-built Perth Bridge

A widely applauded serpentine design for a footbridge over Perth's Swan River would not have been chosen if the state government knew it had to be...

Design Failure Caused SA Bridge Closure
Infrastructure
Wednesday February 22 2017

Design Failure Caused SA Bridge Closure

Design failures are to blame for an overpass across one of Adelaide's busiest roads shifting, causing safety concerns that closed the road for five days.

Hummingbird ‘Grinds Bridge Construction to a Halt’
Civil
Thursday February 2 2017

Hummingbird ‘Grinds Bridge Construction to a Halt’

A tiny unborn hummingbird is getting in the way of a big bridge project near San Francisco.

Safety Codes Can Lead to Over-building, Higher Building Costs
Civil
Wednesday February 1 2017

Safety Codes Can Lead to Over-building, Higher Building Costs

A UBC researcher says bridges built to meet current Canadian safety codes are being ‘overbuilt’ and may still suffer extensive damages after a major earthquake.

Concrete Lessons from the Bridge Experience
Prefabrication
Friday December 16 2016

Concrete Lessons from the Bridge Experience

Queensland's first State Infrastructure Plan will see a $300 million investment in critical road and rail upgrades.

Coroner Calls for Changes to Hobart’s Tasman Bridge
Infrastructure
Tuesday November 29 2016

Coroner Calls for Changes to Hobart’s Tasman Bridge

The Tasmanian government needs to spend between $8 million and $76 million to make Hobart's Tasman Bridge suicide-proof, a coroner says.

Structural
Aug 23 2018
Inquiry backs Windsor Bridge Preservation

The NSW government's plan to knock down and replace a 144-year-old bridge in Sydney's northwest will go ahead despite a parliamentary inquiry recommending the bridge be...

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Structural
Jul 5 2018
Testing Begins on Perth Stadium Footbridge

Testing will soon begin on a footbridge linking Perth's CBD with the new Optus Stadium ahead of its public opening in two weeks.

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Civil
Mar 20 2018
Cracks Reported in US Bridge Before Fall

Engineers and state and university officials met hours before a newly built pedestrian bridge collapsed, killing six people, but concluded that a crack in the structure...

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Civil
Jan 25 2018
Pieces for New Perth Stadium Bridge Finally Arrive

While Perth's new $1.6 billion stadium will make its debut before a sell-out 55,000 one-day cricket crowd this Sunday, the footbridge that will play a crucial...

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Civil
Jan 18 2018
No Fix for WA Bridge Hit by 'Stupidity'

No fix appears on the horizon for a notorious Perth rail bridge that 13 trucks have hit or been trapped under in the past year, with...

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