Melbourne's record-breaking heat wave has knocked out its brand-new 120-metre observation wheel, dpa reported.
"The excessive heat we've had in Melbourne caused one of the members to buckle, and that's created some cracking in the bracing structure up towards the hub," Southern Star Management Group spokesman Fred Maybury said Monday.
"There's nothing in danger of falling off, but it's something we want to rectify and make sure it doesn't happen in the future," he said.
The 100-million-Australian-dollar (65-million-US-dollar) Ferris wheel opened six weeks ago.
It was shut down Friday when Australia's second-biggest city recorded a temperature of 45.5 degrees, the highest in 70 years.
The wheel, which has 21 cabins and provides 360-degree views, was lauded when it opened in December.
"This is the biggest and best in Australia," Victoria state Premier John Brumby said. "We're sure it'll be a success, and we're sure it'll generate jobs."