The bridge

The mighty West Gate Bridge spans the 2.5 kms of Yarra river that separates Melbourne’s western suburbs from its CBD. It is one of Australia’s biggest cable-stayed girder bridges and is used by 160,000 vehicles daily. With its distinctive curving shape, the West Gate is instantly recognisable as one of the city’s iconic structures.
Melbourne’s iconic West Gate Bridge

Sadly, it is also the monument to Australia’s worst industrial accident. This website is dedicated to those workers, their brave comrades and the rescue crews who toiled tirelessly in horrific circumstances on that terrible day to assist and recover the dead and the injured.