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Bethunga Bridge- 1930 - Bethunga, NSW, Australia
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member blingg
S 36° 05.265 E 147° 03.332
55H E 504999 N 6006317
Quick Description: A truss bridge over the Murray River between New South Wales and Victoria
Location: New South Wales, Australia
Date Posted: 10/7/2019 2:14:54 AM
Waymark Code: WM11EA9
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member wayfrog
Views: 1

Long Description:
The Bethanga Bridge is a road bridge over a flooded section of a Murray River valley that now forms part of the Hume Dam. The bridge consists of nine spans of 82 metres, each span being supported between double reinforced concrete pylons by a riveted steel camel back Pratt truss plus a 14 metre approach span on the New South Wales side. The overall span is 752 metres. In 1961 the bridge deck and truss structure was raised by 300mm in response to the upgrading of Hume Dam to increase the storage capacity. The road deck was initially timber but was replaced in 1961 with a concrete deck.
Date built or dedicated as indicated on the date stone or plaque.: 1930

Date stone, plaque location.: Left hand pillar NSW end of bridge

Road, body of water, land feature, etc. that the bridge spans.: Murray River, (Hume Reservoir)

Parking (safe parking location): S 36° 05.268 E 147° 03.276

Website (if available): Not listed

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