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Old Oct 17, 2010, 7:07 AM   #1
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Default [pics] Noojee Trestle Rail Bridge

Something a little different to the usual living creatures I like to photograph. The construction of the Noojee trestle bridge & its surrounds made for quite pleasant imagery.

Designed by Architect Edward Ballard, the Noojee rail bridge was opened in 1919 & was primarily used for transporting timber & farming produce from the Gippsland district into main towns. In 1926, the Noojee bridge (as well as most of the town) was destroyed during the Black Sunday bushfires. The town & bridge was razed again in the 1939 Black Friday bushfires.

The line was finally closed on March 27th, 1954, when the Buln Buln Shire Council purchased the No. 7 Noojee trestle bridge from Victorian Railways for the nominal sum of 1 (about $2). This historic eighteen-span structure measures 102m (335ft) long & 20m (66ft) high. It is architecturally significant as the tallest surviving timber trestle bridge in Victoria & a unique & intact example of trestle bridge construction. The Noojee trestle bridge is registered with the National Trust of Australia.

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Old Oct 17, 2010, 11:47 AM   #2
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Excellent post Adam. Not only fine pictures, but a very informative history narrative.
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Hey Adam

Crickey mate.. those are good ! Just surprised that they went for a wooden bridge considering the weather condtions and chances of fire...

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Cheers guys, thanks for your comments. I like adding a little information with my images.
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