Maribyrnong River Viaduct
|Maribyrnong River Viaduct|
West end of the bridge from below
|Total length||383 m (1,257 ft)|
|Height||55 m (180 ft)|
|Constructed by||Victorian Railways Construction Branch|
|Construction end||June 1929|
The Maribyrnong River Viaduct (also known locally as the Quarter Mile Bridge) carries the Albion–Jacana railway line, Melbourne across the Maribyrnong River in the western suburbs of Melbourne, Australia. It is located near the E.J. Whitten Bridge, and almost 400 metres long (hence the quarter mile name).
It was built in 1927–29 by the Victorian Railways Construction Branch, being the largest trestle bridge in Australia when completed in June, 1929. It employed 200 people during its construction, with one fatality, and is listed on the Victorian Heritage Register.
The main traffic over the bridge is freight services, but it also carries two passenger services, the Melbourne to Sydney NSW TrainLink XPT, and the Melbourne-Albury V/Line service which now runs on standard gauge.
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- City of Moonee Valley Gap Heritage Study
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- "Maribyrnong River Viaduct (listing VICH1197)". Australia Heritage Places Inventory. Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities. Retrieved 2008-08-08.
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