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Murrumbidgee River Railway Bridge

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Crosses  Murrumbidgee River
Design  Lattice Truss
Closed  30 December 2006
Length  48 m
Bridge type  Lattice truss bridge
Locale  Wagga Wagga
Total length  159 feet (48.5 m)
Opened  23 January 1881
Location  Wagga Wagga
Body of water  Murrumbidgee River
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Carries  Main Southern railway line
Carry  Main Southern railway line, New South Wales
Similar  Murrumbidgee River, Hampden Bridge, Prince Alfred Bridge, Taemas Bridge, Tharwa Bridge

The Murrumbidgee River Railway Bridge carried the Main Southern railway line across the Murrumbidgee River in Wagga Wagga, Australia.

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Original bridge

The original four span wrought iron lattice truss bridge opened on 23 January 1881. It was the second oldest bridge out of the twelve related wrought iron lattice truss series bridges built in Australia. Each of the four lattice truss spans was 48.5 metres long which joined onto what was thought to be the longest timber viaduct in Australia.

Replacement bridge

The bridge was removed and replaced with a new concrete bridge during a four-day shut down from 30 December 2006. The wrought iron lattice railway bridge was cut away using Oxy cutters. One cut section of the bridge was donated to railway preservation group Tumbarail at Ladysmith.

References

Murrumbidgee River Railway Bridge Wikipedia


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