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Thought Leader: Thinking about failure

With the rise of the digital age, are engineers forgetting the value of learning from the successes – and failures – of those who have gone before? By Henry Petroski We do not expect our bridges to drop out from beneath us, and the engineers who design them take great pains to ensure...

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Col Pascoe - Replacement of Dusty Rhodes Bridge

2011 State Conference - Dusty Rhodes Bridge is an existing timber bridge located on Petrie Creek Road, Rosemount immediately west of the junction with Diddillibah Road and crosses Paynters Creek immediately upstream of the junction with Petrie Creek. The existing bridge does not have...

Session 13 - Col Pascoe.pptx


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Joseph Haines - Tooway Bridge Replacement, Moffat Beach Qld

2011 State Conference - Tooway Bridge carries 12,000 vehicles per day over Tooway Creek between Caloundra and its northern suburbs. The bridge is located between the popular tourist areas of Moffat Beach and Dicky Beach. The 1930s timber bridge had reached the end of its economic life and...

Session 13 - Joe Haines.pptx


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Andrew Johnson - Alf Williams Bridge - Interim Solution, Rapid installation of Unibridge

2011 State Conference - The January 2011 floods have been labeled the “worst floods in living history” and inflicted much devastation across Queensland. Somerset Regional Council was hugely impacted by this catastrophic event, and on the list of assets damaged, was the Alf Williams Bridge over...

Session 4 - Andrew Johnson.pptx