Mungindi Bridge

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Mungindi Bridge
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The old bridge over the Barwon River (New South Wales) at Mungindi, New South Wales, looking upstream. The river forms the state border with Queensland on the left bank and New South Wales on the right.
Other name(s) Barwon River Bridge
Carries Motor vehicles, Pedestrians
Crosses Barwon River
Locale Mungindi, New South Wales,
Maintained by Road and Traffic Authority
Material Prestressed concrete
Total length 78 metres (256 ft)
Width 9.6 metres (31 ft)
Number of spans 3
Constructed by Civil Mining & Construction[1]
Construction end 2010
Preceded by Timber truss bridge 1914-2010

The Mungindi Bridge is a road bridge over the Barwon River on the Carnarvon Highway on the Queensland/New South Wales border at Mungindi, New South Wales, Australia.

Old bridge[edit]

The original Mungindi Bridge was a Dare type truss road bridge, designed by Harvey Dare. It was one of 40 Dare truss bridges built in NSW. The bridge was built be Lawson & Wladro in 1914. It was a single timber truss span of 27.7 m (91 ft), with 2 timber approach spans at each end giving the bridge an overall length of 61.6 m (202 ft).

New bridge[edit]

The new Mungindi Bridge is a two-lane concrete bridge with a pedestrian footpath on one side. The bridge is higher to improve flood immunity of this important rural highway. Construction of the new bridge and road approaches was jointly funded by New South Wales and Queensland state governments under the Southern Queensland Accelerated Road Rehabilitation Project.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Mungindi Bridge". Civil Mining & Construction. Retrieved 18 March 2011. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 28°58′33.30″S 148°59′04.58″E / 28.9759167°S 148.9846056°E / -28.9759167; 148.9846056