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Author
Holgate, Alan; Taplin, Geoff; Alves, Lesley
Title
Issues in the Design and Construction of Wheeler's Bridge, Lawrence
In
9th National Conference on Engineering Heritage: Proceedings
Imprint
Institution of Engineers, Australia, Melbourne, Victoria, 1998, pp. 25-30
ISBN/ISSN
1858256843
Url
https://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=545256045141872;res=IELENG
Abstract

This paper discusses the planning, design and construction of a bridge in Victoria from 1898 to 1900 and illustrates some pitfalls of the tender system. Monash & Anderson persuaded the Shire of Creswick to adopt a Monier arch design, but problems in financing forced them into the dual role of consultants and subcontractors. The main contractors bid low and were overcommitted with other projects. Their attempts to retrieve the situation by economies in construction, coupled with excessive demands from Council staff, led to a breakdown in relations. Similar problems arose during completion by Monash & Anderson.

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  • Martin, Ray L (ed.), 9th National Conference on Engineering Heritage: Proceedings, Institution of Engineers, Australia, Melbourne, Vic., 1998, 213 pp. Details