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This is a list of all 3 bridges from the suspension bridge inventory crossing South Esk 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.
1829 Montrose
Montrose, Scotland, United Kingdom (South Esk River)
Bridgemeister ID:388
References:AAJ, BEM, BOB, HBE, PTS2, SBR
Principals:Sir Samuel Brown
Use:Vehicular
Status:Replaced, 1931
Main cables:Chain (iron)
Suspended spans:1
Notes
  • SBR: March 19, 1830, with a "crowd of people, estimated at 700, ... watching a boat race," a chain broke "plunging most of the people into the river." Repaired. Wrecked by storm 1838. Repaired.
Postcard, collection of David Denenberg Print, collection of David Denenberg
1904 Alexandra (Basin)
Launceston, Tasmania (South Esk River - First Basin Water, Cataract Gorge Reserve)
Bridgemeister ID:428
References:STC
Principals:C. St John David, Salisbury's Foundry Co.
Use:Footbridge
Status:Destroyed, 1929
Main cables:Wire
Suspended spans:3
Main span:45.7m
Side spans:2 x 10.7m
Notes
1930 Alexandra (Basin)
Launceston, Tasmania (South Esk River - First Basin Water, Cataract Gorge Reserve)
Bridgemeister ID:444
Coordinates:S 41.44681 E 147.11813
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:STC
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use
Main cables:Wire
Suspended spans:3
Main span:45.7m
Side spans:10.7m, 16.8m
Notes
Stereoview, collection of David Denenberg

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