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Tuesday, 5 January 2016

Small Bridge on Maldon to Laanecoorie Line

This bridge was 19 chains past the Shelbourne station on the section of line intended to continue to Laanecoorie. 

This line was unusual in that the contractor had to be aware that the line may not be completed to it's authorised length and his contract price would be adjusted accordingly. Work stopped at about 1.5  miles beyond Shelbourne and they made Shelbourne the permanent terminus. Rails were laid to 9m 78ch, just a short distance past this bridge, and dismantled in December 1897. 

I am indebted to Des Jowett for the photos and background history of this line.
Photo by Des Jowett.

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