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Two bridges at Murray Bridge
Title : Two bridges at Murray Bridge Two bridges at Murray Bridge
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Source : The old and new railway bridges at Murray Bridge
Date of creation : ca. 1925
Format : Photograph
Contributor : State Library of South Australia
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The two bridges at Murray Bridge, the new railway bridge at rear

The second bridge at Murray Bridge was opened in 1925 and was specifically built to carry rail traffic. The original bridge, built in 1879, was carrying the railway line by 1886, and by early in the 20th century was carrying up to 15 freight trains a day, with road traffic held up for hours. With the building of the second bridge, the first could now revert to carrying road traffic only.

Coverage year : ca. 1925
Place : Murray Bridge
Region : Riverland and Murraylands
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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