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.

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The bridge is no longer in use, having been superseded in 2002.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 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.