Dubbo
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Looks like a shed that may have housed a steam driven water pump
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Did they drop coal down these shutes for a boiler to drive a steam driven pump?
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Hi Coyote,

very interesting bridge engineering features there Big Grin

Some people just photograph bridges where as you actually give us pictures that helps us understand how it was built Big Grin

As for the station; that picture shows that it was built to be an important feature in the town's commercial world and there was pride in its construction Big Grin

Cheers
Peter
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Yes, it is indeed a very interesting bridge.  Confusedmiley
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Yeah,we thought so too,that's why we took the photos & were lucky enough to be in the right place at the right time to catch a train coming over it
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Good to see you are back on the air Maxn99.  Wink  Confusedmiley
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Yes the Whitton Wrought Iron Lattice bridges have for the most part have had long lives. It is only now that fatigue and metallurgy issues are starting to catch up with them. Examples of this is that Wellington is on a 10kph restriction and has been since the early 1990's. Wagga was about the same for at least 15-20 years before replacement. Bathurst had major work done to it in the 90's. It was interesting a Wrought Iron Lattice is was what Whitton wanted for Hawkesbury River but got over ruled by treasury who went with the American designed pin jointed steel truss which as we know had problems with it piers let alone its load rating which was around E25 hence its short life.
Oh What a Gasser! Rex Mossop.


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