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tall but not tall enough?

pic courtesy of brisbanetimes.com.auIf true, it’ll be a scandal of epic proportions, but today we’ve heard concerns about the height of Brisbane’s new Kurilpa Bridge. Reports today suggest its unique structure may make it vulnerable to a strike from passing vehicles on the Riverside Expressway.

At 5.55 metres its sits higher than the Victoria (4.4m) and William Jolly (5.28m) bridges, but there’s still a real worry an oversized semi may strike the bridge with potentially catastrophic consequences.

Sure, the vehicle would have to be illegally tall, but it’s a serious issue especially given it’s now being identified as a problem after $63.3 million has been spent and the bridge is nearly complete.