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This is a list of the only bridge from the suspension bridge inventory crossing Hastings River. Please note that different rivers with the same name will be grouped together. For example, selecting 'Bear Creek' shows bridges across several different Bear Creeks. Also, similarly named rivers are grouped separately. For example, 'River Dee' (UK) bridges are grouped separately from 'Dee River' (Australia) bridges. Wherever you see a "Bridgemeister ID" number you can click it to isolate the bridge on its own page. Click here to go to the list of crossings.
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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