Victoria Bridge, Picton

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Victoria Bridge, Picton
Coordinates 34°10′49″S 150°36′38″E / 34.180278°S 150.610556°E / -34.180278; 150.610556Coordinates: 34°10′49″S 150°36′38″E / 34.180278°S 150.610556°E / -34.180278; 150.610556
Crosses Stonequarry Creek
Named for Queen Victoria
Characteristics
Design Allan truss
Material wood
Longest span 90 feet (27 m)
No. of spans 3
Clearance below 92 feet (28 m)
No. of lanes 1
History
Designer Percy Allan
Constructed by C J Foord
Construction start 1895
Construction end 1897
Construction cost £3700
Opened 7 October 1897[1]

Victoria Bridge crosses Stonequarry Creek in Picton, New South Wales, Australia.

Opened on 7 October 1897, Victoria Bridge is a timber trestle bridge employing Allan trusses - it was designed by Percy Allan and built by C.J. Ford of Sydney.[2]

It features the tallest trestles in New South Wales, and is one of the oldest surviving bridges of its type.[2] It is named after Queen Victoria, and is classified by the National Trust. Victoria Bridge is wide enough for a pedestrian walkway and one lane of traffic and is 80m long. The bridge has a height limit of 2.4 metres. The bridge is listed by the Engineers Instute as Historically Significant.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "CHRISTENING A NEW BRIDGE.". The Sydney Morning Herald (18,585). New South Wales, Australia. 8 October 1897. p. 5. Retrieved 2 October 2016 – via National Library of Australia. 
  2. ^ a b "Victoria Bridge - Picton" (PDF). Institution of Engineers, Australia. Archived from the original (PDF) on 31 December 2006. 
  3. ^ "Nomination of the Victoria Bridge Picton" (PDF). Engineers Australia. Retrieved 2 October 2016.