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Sunday, 2 August 2015

Wonthaggi Branch - Bridge Number 6

Wonthaggi Branch - Bridge Number 6. Located 13.2km from Nyora. This bridge was a real surprise, I was pleased to find a timber trestle of small dimensions in excellent condition. Like Bridge 5, this bridge is important to the farm, providing the only route over the creek to the South of the farm house, it has been kept in good condition by the farmer and only 2 years ago the deck timbers were replaced.

The bridge has 5 openings and crosses a small creek that, due to recent rain, was quite full and fast flowing at the time.

This shot shows the approach to the bridge from the Up end, looking Down. The bridge is hidden by the pile of branches beyond the wire gate. The B Van can be seen to the left of centre in the distance, with my trusty old wagon parked beside it.
A wide shot of the bridge with the B Van in the background, to serve as an indicator of the position.
The approach to the bridge, with the ROW curving away slightly to the right in the distance.
Underneath the bridge showing '12-36' marked on the crosshead, being the date the crosshead was installed or replaced. This was the only date I could find on this bridge.

East side of bridge.


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