Thornes Bridge

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Thornes Bridge (1920)
Coordinates 34°46′53″S149°42′22″E / 34.78143°S 149.70616°E / -34.78143; 149.70616
CarriesBraidwood Road
Crosses Mulwaree River
Locale GoulburnBrisbane Grove boundary, New South Wales, Australia
Characteristics
Design Allan truss
Materialwood
Total length100.8 m (330.7 ft)
Width5.5 m (18.0 ft)
Longest span27.4 m (89.9 ft)
No. of spans9
History
Designer Percy Allan
Opened1920
Closed2002

The 1920 Thornes Bridge was a timber Allan truss-type bridge that spanned the Mulwaree River between Goulburn, New South Wales, and Brisbane Grove, New South Wales. It was a rare example of a bridge of this type built after World War I. It was built in 1920 by J.J. McPhillips, and was designed by Percy Allan.

The Mulwaree River, a perennial river that is part of the Hawkesbury-Nepean catchment, is located in the Southern Tablelands region of New South Wales, Australia.

Goulburn, New South Wales City in New South Wales, Australia

Goulburn is a regional city in the Southern Tablelands of the Australian state of New South Wales, approximately 195 kilometres (121 mi) south-west of Sydney, and 90 kilometres (56 mi) north-east of Canberra. It was proclaimed as Australia's first inland city through letters patent by Queen Victoria in 1863. Goulburn had a population of 23,835 at June 2018. Goulburn is the seat of Goulburn Mulwaree Council.

World War I 1914–1918 global war starting in Europe

World War I, also known as the First World War, the Great War, the Seminal Catastrophe, and initially in North America as the European War, was a global war originating in Europe that lasted from 28 July 1914 to 11 November 1918. Contemporaneously described as "the war to end all wars", it led to the mobilisation of more than 70 million military personnel, including 60 million Europeans, making it one of the largest wars in history. It is also one of the deadliest conflicts in history, with an estimated nine million combatants and seven million civilian deaths as a direct result of the war, while resulting genocides and the resulting 1918 influenza pandemic caused another 50 to 100 million deaths worldwide.

Description

Thornes Bridge was a timber Allan truss bridge, 100.8 m (330.7 ft) in length. The main span of the bridge was 27.4 m (89.9 ft) long. [1]

Due to its significance to the region, the original bridge had been listed on the NSW State Heritage Register. [2]

The bridge is no longer in use, having been superseded in 2002. It was progressively dismantled in mid-late 2013. [3]

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References

  1. "Thornes Bridge over Mulwaree River". Heritage and Conservation Register. Roads and Maritime Services. 2009 [1999]. Retrieved 31 August 2013.
  2. "Thornes Bridge Over Mulwaree River". State Heritage Register. NSW Environment and Heritage. 2009 [1999]. Retrieved 31 August 2013.
  3. "Removal of original Thornes Bridge". Roads and Maritime Services. 11 July 2013. Archived from the original on 4 October 2013. Retrieved 31 August 2013.