The Tasman Bridge disaster occurred on the evening of 5 January 1975, in Hobart, the capital city of Australia's island state of Tasmania, when a bulk ore carrier travelling up the Derwent River collided with several pylons of the Tasman Bridge, causing a large section of the bridge deck to collapse onto the ship and into the river below.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tasman_Bridge_disaster
The Tasman Bridge is a bridge that carries the Tasman Highway over the Derwent River in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia.Including approaches, the bridge has a total length of 1,396 metres (4,580 ft) and it provides the main traffic route from the Hobart city centre (on the western shore) to the eastern shore.
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- Tasman Highway, Hobart, 2004, Tasmania
The Tasman Bridge disaster occurred on the evening of 5 January 1975, in Hobart, the capital city of Australia's island state of Tasmania, when a bulk ore carrier travelling up the Derwent River collided with several pylons of the Tasman Bridge, causing a large section of the bridge deck to collapse onto the ship and into the river below.
- 5 January 1975
The Tasman Bridge is an essential part of Hobart’s transport system, linking the western CBD with the less-populated eastern shore. The bridge – or lack thereof – brought Hobart to its knees when, on the 5th January 1975, collapsed, killing 12.
Tasman Bridge Disaster On the evening of Sunday, 5th January, 1975 at 9.27 pm, the bulk ore carrier "SS Lake Illawarra" loaded with zinc concentrate, collided with the Tasman Bridge. Two piers collapsed along with 127 meters of decking.
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Oct 22, 2019 · New vision emerges of the ship which brought down Hobart's Tasman Bridge more than 40 years ago, showing a wreck teeming with marine life including gill sharks.
the impacts and effects on the city of Hobart of the Tasman Bridge Disaster, there is a notable lack of technical information between 5th January 1975 when the bridge was partially demolished by collision with the Bulk Ore Carrier ‘Lake Illawarra’ and the reopening on 8th October 1977. To rebuild the bridge, many unique technical
Tasman Bridge, Hobart. Tasman Bridge links the city of Hobart to the suburbs on the eastern shores of the River Derwent. It replaced the original crossing across the Derwent River, which was was a unique floating bridge which was opened in 1943.
On Sunday evening 5th of January 1975, the bulk ore ship Lake Illawarra hit the Tasman Bridge whilst moving up-stream to the EZ works. Within a minute three ...
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