Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Australia - Lockyer Creek Bridge


Stamp Issue : 2004-03-02 

Lockyer Creek Bridge was a Railway Bridge at Lockyer, built to an innovative design, being only the second reinforced concrete arched bridge designed in Australia. It was one of a series of concrete arch bridges built for the Queensland railways between 1900 and 1913 and is unusual in construction, having separate twin parabolic arch ribs and braced concrete spandrel columns. Spans a dry gully on the eastern bank of Lockyer Creek, 1 kilometre south south east of Lockyer. It is a concrete arch bridge aligned on a 12 chain curve and carrying a single track on a ballasted deck.

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