Sale Swing Bridge
|Constructed by||Victorian government|
Designed by John Grainger: pp.2–3 and built in 1883 by the Victorian government, it was the first movable bridge built in Victoria. Its wrought-iron structure, 45 metres long, pivots on cylindrical steel columns. At its peak, the bridge was opened up to 20 times a day, allowing the movement of steamers between Sale and Melbourne.
In April 2017 vandals lodged a block of wood in the gear mechanism, causing an axle to bend and the bottom roller beam to crack. The bridge was re-opened in July 2017 after a $160,000 repair.
Engineering heritage award
- Tibbits, G. R. and Beauchamp, D. John Harry Grainger: Engineer and Architect at 3rd Australasian Engineering Heritage Conference 2009. Retrieved 15 January 2013
- City of Sale, Gippsland, Victoria ~ Community Information Website ~ Sale, Gippsland, Victoria, Australia Archived 2 October 2009 at the Wayback Machine
- Harper, Brian (July 2002). "Sale Swing Bridge". The Newsletter of Engineering Heritage Australia. Engineers Australia (13): 7. Retrieved 2 July 2011.
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- "Sale Swing Bridge, Thompson River, 1883". Engineers Australia. Retrieved 7 May 2020.