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Railway Bridge, Murray Bridge
Title : Railway Bridge, Murray Bridge Railway Bridge, Murray Bridge
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Creator : Dick, W. A., photographer
Date of creation : ca. 1894
Format : Photograph
Contributor : State Library of South Australia
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Description :

The bridge itself

The first bridge across the Murray was built at Murray Bridge in 1879, but had been proposed as early as 1864. Initially for road traffic, by 1886 it was carrying the rail line to the Victorian border as well. By the early 20th century, road traffic was being delayed for several hours at a time to allow the trains to cross in safety, and accordingly a second bridge solely for the railway was proposed and finally opened in November 1925.

Two women view the bridge.

Coverage year : 1894
Place : Murray Bridge
Further reading :

Across the mighty Murray: Murray Bridge [Murray Bridge, S. Aust.]: Murray Bridge and District Historical Society, 1988

St. Clair-Johnson, C. Murray Bridge Kent Town, S. Aust.: Heritage Unit, Department for the Environment, [1980]

Jones, H. W. Bridge centenary Adelaide: Highways Dept., 1979

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