Westgate Bridge disaster 50 years on

Wednesday, 30 September 2020 - 9:19am
Westgate bridge disaster - audio archives

Thursday 15 October 2020 commemorates 50 years since the collapse of the Westgate Bridge. The disaster killed 35 people and injured many more. 

Tune in on Thursday 15 October for a special broadcast featuring audio from the 3CR archives including a 20th anniversary documentary (1990), and a 25th anniversary documentary (1995). 


Westgate Bridge 50 Years On (2020)


Westgate Bridge 20 Years On (1990)


Westgate Remembers 25th Anniversary of the Westgate Bridge Collapse (1995)


Interview with Pat Preston (2017)


Interview with Tommy Watson (2020)


Historic Broadcasts
3CR has an amazing history of broadcasting important political and activist events. Here are a few from our archives.



Westgate Bridge disaster 50 years on

30 Sep 2020
On 15 October 1970 the Westgate Bridge in Melbourne collapsed during construction killing 35 people and injuring many more. Over the decades 3CR has commemorated this disaster with radio documentaries, oral histories, interviews and roll calls. We will remember.

40 days to celebrate 40 years

18 Oct 2016
Celebrate the station's forty years with forty days of historical specials

Nelson Mandela on 3CR 1990

24 Dec 2013
On October 25 1990 3CR broadcast live from the Melbourne Town Hall, where Nelson Mandela had come to address the Victorian trade union movement.

20th Anniversary CD

1 May 1996
Made in 1996 - a snapshot of 20 years of broadcasting