Dickabram Bridge over the Mary River
|Carries||Motor vehicles, Railway|
|Heritage status||Registered (ID 15956)|
|Total length||191 metres (627 ft)|
|Longest span||36.6 metres (120 ft)|
|Number of spans||14 (6.1m, 7.9m, three at 11m, 11.6m, 24.1m, 36.6m, 24.1m, 11.6m, two at 11m, 7.9m and 6.1m)|
|Vertical clearance||4.3 metres (14 ft)|
|Clearance below||23 metres (75 ft)|
|Designer||Henry Charles Stanley|
|Constructed by||McDermott Owen & Co.|
|Construction end||6 December 1886|
The steel and timber truss bridge, built by McDermott Owen & Co., was completed in November 1886 and the line opened for traffic between Dickabram and Kilkivan on 6 December 1886. It is 191m long and stands 23m above the Mary River. All spans are metal trusses except for the 11m approach spans which are tied timber girders. The two river piers are cast iron cylinders; the remaining piers and road deck are timber.
The name of the bridge comes from a local Aboriginal word Dickabram meaning Sweet potato that grew along the river flats there. The bridge decking was submerged under water only once during the 1893 floods.
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