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This is a single suspension bridge from my historical inventory of suspension bridges. Follow the Inventory link for more information about the inventory.
1936 Kindee
Kindee, Ellenborough vicinity, Australia (Hastings River)
Bridgemeister ID:1296
Coordinates:S 31.42233 E 152.47044
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:AAJ
Use:Vehicular (one-lane)
Status:In use (last checked, 2012)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:3
Main span:220f
Side spans:2 x 88f
Notes
  • Odd timber suspension bridge that has large diagonal stiffening members giving it the appearance of a "braced chain" bridge. AAJ describes it: "the construction in each span is of the three-hinged, trussed cable type or inverted three-hinged arch type. The form of the trussed cable is the Fidler truss."
  • Brett Evill transcribed a plaque at the bridge: "This bridge with unusual trussed cables was designed by DMR engineers V Karmalsky and A T Britton. Steelwork was supplied by Morison and Bearby of Newcastle and timber by R McMillan of Long Flat. Sadly, the contractor R B Haydon was killed during construction and work was completed by the Department. Opened on 19 December 1936, the bridge and its approaches cost £5,000.
    "Erected to commemorate Australia's bicentenary in 1988 by the Department of Main Roads and the National Roads and Motorists Association (NRMA)"
  • Similar to Allan - Segenhoe, Scone vicinity, Australia.
Photo by Brett Evill

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