Railway Lattice Bridge & Viaducts at Wagga Wagga, Wagga Wagga, NSW, Australia
Posted by: a1elec
S 35° 06.964 E 147° 22.917
55H E 534804 N 6114018
Quick Description: This is a section of the original Railway Lattice Bridge that spanned the Murrumbidge River.
Location: New South Wales, Australia
Date Posted: 2/22/2012 11:55:12 AM
Waymark Code: WMDTB4
This information is obtained from Wikipedia
The Lattice Bridge that spanned the Murrumbidge River until it was replaced by the current bridge during a 4 Day shut from the 30 December 2006 to the 3 January 2007.
The bridge was the only 4 span wrought iron lattice truss bridge constructed and is the second oldest bridge out of the twelve related wrought iron lattice truss series bridges in Australia. The bridge was opened on the Main Southern railway line in 1881, each of the 4 lattice truss spans is 48.5 metres (159 ft) long which joined onto the what was thought to be the longest timber viaduct in Australia which has since been replaced. The bridge is of major importance to the history of bridge engineering in Australia.
On the bank of the river approximatly 45M from its replacement
Type of structure/site: Lattice Truss Bridge
Date of Construction: 1880
Engineer/Architect/Builder etc.: John Witten
Engineering Organization Listing: Engineers Australia
Primary Web Site: [Web Link]
Secondary Web Site: Not listed
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