Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Bradfield Bridge Will Open Today; Official Opening after about 1300 Days of Waiting for Link over River

Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Bradfield Bridge Will Open Today; Official Opening after about 1300 Days of Waiting for Link over River

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IT'S about 1300 days late and took longer to build than the Empire State Building, the Story Bridge, the Eiffel Tower and the Golden Gate Bridge but all that will melt into history today.

The Bradfield Bridge will be officially opened with a jubilant community celebration that, like the bridge, will unite both sides of the CBD across the Bremer River.

Mayor Paul Pisasale said the opening would be C[pounds sterling]a momentous day for Ipswich, allowing shoppers to freely walk between the shopping precincts on either side of the Bremer River and honouring Ipswich ingenuityC[yen].

C[pounds sterling]The official opening will be a celebration of our proud past and exciting future,C[yen] Cr Pisasale said.

C[pounds sterling]It will be an important piece of infrastructure that will breathe new life into the city centre.

C[pounds sterling]John Bradfield was an outstanding engineer and was responsible for some of the greatest engineering feats of his time like the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Story Bridge. …

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