Channel widening and river training scheme, 1896

Channel widening and river training scheme, 1896. Under the direction J.B Henderson, this channel widening and river training scheme was proposed by the Water Supply Department in 1896. To prevent a repeat of the disastrous 1893 floods, areas shaded orange would be removed to widen the channel. A series of flood walls would also be built to protect the inner city and South Brisbane. Where the walls would abut existing permanent structures, watertight joints would be formed keeping flood waters in the channel. These walls would have gates at key locations only closed in the event of a flood higher than in 1890. In the city, flood gates were proposed on the corner of Creek and Charlotte streets and on the corner of Alice and Edward Streets. In South Brisbane, flood gates were proposed at the end of Russell, Glenelg, Ernest and Tribune streets. This map includes the 1893 flood line and shows only part of the Victoria Bridge which was destroyed during the flood. Queensland votes and proceedings, vol.4, 1896

Water Supply Department
Date captured: 
15 April 2015
Date created: 
15 April 2015
Date issued: 
1 January 1896
Collection of the Fryer Library, University of Queensland