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Mitchell River Bridge

The Mitchell River Bridge was built as part of the Bairnsdale to Orbost Railway, which opened on 10 April 1916. The bridge had five river spans of 76-feet 8-inches with cantilevered riveted steel plate girders on mass concrete piers and five 30-feet floodplain spans with rolled steel joist girders.


 Mitchell River Bridgeview larger image Bairnsdale to Orbost. Bridge over Mitchell River. Test with Two "A2" 117T Locos, March 1916.

 Mitchell River bridgeview larger image Bairnsdale to Orbost. Bridge over Mitchell River. Grab at Work

 Mitchell River Bridgeview larger image Bairnsdale to Orbost. Bridge over Mitchell River. Temporary Bridge.

 Mitchell River bridgeview larger image Bairnsdale to Orbost. Bridge over Mitchell River. Grab at Work.

 Mitchell River bridgeview larger image Bairnsdale to Orbost. Mitchell River Bridge. 1914. Donkey Engine. temp. bridge in background

 Mitchell River Bridgeview larger image Bairnsdale to Orbost. Mitchell River Bridge. 1914, Timber Kerb - Pier 3.

 Mitchell River Bridgeview larger image Bairnsdale to Orbost. Mitchell River Bridge. 1914, Timber Kerb - Pier 2.

 Mitchell River Bridgeview larger image Bairnsdale to Orbost. Mitchell River Bridge. 1914. Concreting in progress - Pier 2.

 Mitchell River bridgeview larger image Bairnsdale to Orbost. Mitchell River Bridge. 1914. Hydraulic Ejector Pump

 Nicholson River Bridgeview larger image Bairnsdale to Orbost. Bridge over Nicholson River. 1915 . 80 Ft Pile

 Mitchell River Bridgeview larger image Construction of Mitchell River bridge, Bairnsdale, 1914.

 Mitchell River bridgeview larger image Construction of Mitchell River bridge, Bairnsdale, 1914.


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