Report of Royal Commission into the Failure of West Gate Bridge

Melbourne, Government Printer, 1971 (first edition).

Folio; quarter cloth and card covers; corners very slightly creased; an excellent copy.

With numerous diagrams and 7 pages of photographic illustrations. 'On The 15 October 1970, at 11:50 am, the 367-ft span of the West Gate Bridge, known as span 10-11, being one of the spans on the western side of the River Yarra, suddenly collapsed ...' (from the Introduction). 'The whole 2,000-ton mass plummeted into the Yarra mud with an explosion of gas, dust and mangled metal that shook buildings hundreds of yards away. Homes were spattered with flying mud. The roar of the impact, the explosion and the fire that followed could be heard more than two miles away.' (West Gate Bridge Memorial website).

Item #70169

Price (AUD): $75.00

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