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 Post subject: Re: Port Phillip Bridge
PostPosted: 08 Feb 2018, 18:12 
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Melbourne’s Bay Bridge - Australia’s biggest Hydro storage.

http://reneweconomy.com.au/future-is-storage-sa-govt-pumps-for-four-more-hydro-projects-41345/
https://amp.theguardian.com/australia-news/2018/feb/08/south-australia-announces-grants-worth-87m-for-pumped-hydro-storage
Port Phillip Bay: more surface area and with free refills on high tides daily. No pipes, or pumps needed.

Simple: add MBBridge with rip tide current Hydro secured by piers. Serviced from above by Mobile free range rail gantry cranes as used on the Oresund Bridge, Sweden. Easy raise and lower maintenance.



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 Post subject: Re: Port Phillip Bridge
PostPosted: 08 Feb 2018, 20:17 
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Melbourne’s Bay Bridge - Used Falcon 9 Stage1 rockets as Pier casings.

At a diameter of 3.7 metres and Falcon 9 rockets being up to 70 metres tall. It could be that used Stage 1 rockets stripped of their titanium winglets, landing stirrups and motor housing would make excellent formwork casing for a variety of piers to be used in the construction of a MBBridge. Could we place an order (bid) to have redundant Rocket casings landed or shipped to Port Phillip Bay?

We’d need to supply our own concrete and reinforced steel marine mesh..

https://www.google.com.au/search?q=falcon%209%20wiki

Quick casings redundant and retired from space! Nearly 50 launches thus far.

A few of these replacing old fence posts at the back of the old Quarantine Station at 80 metre intervals would add a whole new dimension to the word ‘Quarantine.’ Also, a fantastic highlight as a gateway into the old Fort Nepean Military grounds.

There’s an old cattle jetty there too with a few red gum posts still standing. One bridge span should be long enough to cover and go over The Old Jetty and Observatory Point beach with Rocket Piers at both ends. Very interesting. Each Rocket casing with a documented history. :?


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 Post subject: Re: Port Phillip Bridge
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Melbourne’s Bay Bridge - Cruise ships.

Quote:
Massive ocean liner now calls Melbourne home port - 9news.com.au
https://apple.news/AX2NfUwrzTKaZIDnr_qPGhg
By Carrie Greenbank Feb 10, 2018.
“In the past 15 years, the number of cruise ships to pull into Port Phillip Bay has more than tripled.

Last year more than 100 cruise liners visited the city.”


Personally I would love to drive over Melbourne’s Bay Bridge with a view of these cruise liners passing underneath.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carnival_Legend
Draft: 7.8 metres. 12 Decks.

“Melbourne Channels – Extends northwards through Hobsons Bay towards Station Pier and the entrance to the Yarra River. It is dredged to a depth of 15.5 metres and is the main shipping channel through the north of the bay into Melbourne's ports and docks.”
Port Phillip - Wikipedia

Looks like Spirit of Tasmania is daily and twice daily to most weekends.
https://www.spiritoftasmania.com.au/media/717110/sot-2017-2018-online-calendar_final_4.pdf


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 Post subject: Re: Port Phillip Bridge
PostPosted: 16 Feb 2018, 10:29 
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Melbourne’s Bay Bridge - Unrestrained Power. Duh!

http://reneweconomy.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/ea0f7c18c3af4fb7d71b9af00c69a67a.jpg

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As you can see; Australia’s most massive free energy storage in Port Phillip Bay has not yet had ‘a look in,’ from the experts. With more storage surface area than all the ‘pumped hydro’s’ combined!

Free power from Tide Hydro units after the cost of the hardware instal and maintenance.

Not worth mentioning? Is there an insurmountable problem? I doubt it.

It’s Australian engineering and political naivety combined with distractions in most electorates around the local vote and local issues. Victoria has a Government committed to enhance the transport operation out of Port of Melbourne for its leaseholder by giving their truck fleets enhanced access with the Western Tunnel Link. This leaseholder doesn’t need competition from another container Port at Hastings with completely different traffic flows. The State Government for some reasons such as priority to Transurban’s plan for profits from operating Western Tunnel Link and enhanced operating efficiency for Port of Melbourne appears ‘blank’ on Melbourne’s Bay Bridge regardless of its free power potential and proximity to large electricity markets and population. Duh!


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 Post subject: Re: Port Phillip Bridge
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Melbourne’s Bay Bridge - How many trucks?

Here’s an extract:-
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https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/West_Gate_Distributor#Background
Labor's plan is based on a proposal in Sir Rod Eddington's 2008 East-West Link Needs Assessment report,[9] which had recommended the implementation of a Truck Action Plan that would include a new link from the West Gate Freeway to the port via Hyde Street in a bid to reduce truck movements on Francis Street and Somerville Road. The Truck Action Plan was a supplement to a new 18 km east-west cross-city road link.[10] The Eddington study had found that total daily truck movements to and from the Port of Melbourne could more than double from 9000 to 23,000 by 2035.[11]

The announcement of the West Gate Distributor project marked a switch in strategy by Labor leader Daniel Andrews, who in October 2012 had spoken in favour of a second major river crossing in Melbourne's inner western suburbs to provide a road alternative to the West Gate Bridge. Andrews had criticised the Government's staging of the East West Link—announced a month earlier—and urged that the western part of the project should proceed first.[12][13] From mid-2013 Andrews began opposing construction of the entire East West Link.[14]


• Wouldn’t it be smart to entirely remove some of the 23,000 daily trucks from the Port of Melbourne?

• A complimentary competitive container Port of Hastings could serve 40% of containers bound for eastern Victoria. And containers bound for Geelong over MBBridge.

• Transurban would loose some revenues on its Western Distributor tunnels but; it could pick up revenues from partnerships in Melbourne’s Bay Bridge.

• Victorian Government leaseholder in Port of Melbourne may have an interesting partner in Transurban emptying their 6 lane Western Distributor Tunnel spoils of rock and dirt into a land reclamation project to expand its container storage area.

• Did you know that the West Gate Tunnel Project is creating 6,000 new jobs in Victoria? If you’re keen to get involved, check out http://westgatetunnelproject.vic.gov.au/jobs

• I’m just a member of the public who wants to go from A to B, 24/7 in 10 mins, $10 with my car and not $62 on a ferry. I could put up with a few trucks, wouldn’t bother me: Portsea MBBridge over to Queenscliff.

• Bolte Bridge is about the same length as Melbourne Bay Bridge at 5kms and it’s toll is just over $2. It has twice as many lanes x8; and took three years to build. Cost $75 million and opened in 1999.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bolte_Bridge

• The trifecta is: Victorian Government, Transurban and Port of Melbourne.

• Where is VicRoads forward planning on MBBridge and connections? Why don’t these exist? Roads and Ports Minister Hon. M.P. Luke Donnellan.

• Energy Ministers both State and Federal silent on proven tide Hydro: why?


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