Calling Seniors

Submitted: Wednesday, Jun 15, 2016 at 08:13
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This photo was taken in the 1960's. in Queensland (I think)
Do any of you old fogies have any idea where it may be ?
I was in the kombi.
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Reply By: MUZBRY- Life member(Vic) - Wednesday, Jun 15, 2016 at 09:04

Wednesday, Jun 15, 2016 at 09:04
Gday Pinko
Its possibly a four lane highway now with a small culvert.
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Reply By: Nomadic Navara - Wednesday, Jun 15, 2016 at 09:36

Wednesday, Jun 15, 2016 at 09:36
Could be here. You can see your old low level crossing between the new road and the rail bridge.
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Follow Up By: Member - Alan H (QLD) - Wednesday, Jun 15, 2016 at 10:33

Wednesday, Jun 15, 2016 at 10:33
I agree with Peter. The moment I saw it I thought of Einsleigh.

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Follow Up By: Member -Pinko (NSW) - Wednesday, Jun 15, 2016 at 10:38

Wednesday, Jun 15, 2016 at 10:38
Great news Peter
You were spot on.
I googled Einasleigh then clicked images and there it was.
I have added my photo to that collection.
Much appreciated.
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Follow Up By: Bob Y. - Qld - Wednesday, Jun 15, 2016 at 12:53

Wednesday, Jun 15, 2016 at 12:53
The trestle railway bridge made me think of Einsleigh straight way.

Photo looks to be taken from where the high level bridge is now. Hope the Kombi managed to get out okay? :-)

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Reply By: 9900Eagle - Wednesday, Jun 15, 2016 at 12:12

Wednesday, Jun 15, 2016 at 12:12
Have crossed that a tad few times.
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Reply By: Member - Alan H (QLD) - Wednesday, Jun 15, 2016 at 14:26

Wednesday, Jun 15, 2016 at 14:26
Most railway bridges are built horizontal or on a continuous incline but this bridge is actually dipped in the centre. I don't know if this is by design or by ageing.

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Follow Up By: 9900Eagle - Wednesday, Jun 15, 2016 at 14:50

Wednesday, Jun 15, 2016 at 14:50
I guess it was built that way because it has been the same as long as I can remember.
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Follow Up By: Allan B (Member, SunCoast) - Wednesday, Jun 15, 2016 at 14:56

Wednesday, Jun 15, 2016 at 14:56
Pinko's photo has some appearance of a 'dip' in the bridge but it may be an illusion due to camera tilt angle. The Google aerial view reveals a 'bow' in the horizontal plane of the bridge which is possibly engineered to increase strength against water flow.
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Follow Up By: 9900Eagle - Wednesday, Jun 15, 2016 at 14:58

Wednesday, Jun 15, 2016 at 14:58
It has been that way for as long as I can remember before it was given a bit of hurry up by the river around the turn of this century and rebuilt. It still looks the same today.
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Reply By: Member - Mark C (QLD) - Wednesday, Jun 15, 2016 at 20:19

Wednesday, Jun 15, 2016 at 20:19
It has to Einsleigh. we crossed there 2010 and there was a huge tree trunk stuck half way up the timber work.
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Reply By: Member - Outback Gazz - Wednesday, Jun 15, 2016 at 20:30

Wednesday, Jun 15, 2016 at 20:30
Greetings

Pic was taken in the sixties - you were in a Kombi - and you can't remember where you were at the time ???

Hmmm -sounds like it was an interesting and enjoyable trip lol


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Reply By: Ron N - Thursday, Jun 16, 2016 at 19:18

Thursday, Jun 16, 2016 at 19:18
There's some good pics on the site below, of the original Einasleigh (get the spelling right, people!) Rail Bridge, the new road bridge, and the old causeway - which is different again to the one in Pinko's pic, obviously due to a causeway upgrade sometime in the 70's or 80's.

The Savannahlander - Einasleigh gets a new road bridge

The bridge has a bow in it, as the attention to a level railway grade was obviously a low priority on the engineering side of the line - no doubt due to trying to keep the rail line construction costs low.

Get a look at the grade behind the photo of the Savannahlander stopped (photo no. 15), and you can see you wouldn't be hauling heavy tonnages on grades like that!

The bridges braced style of trestle is obviously well-thought-out and well built, judging by the size of the tree trunks still caught up in the trestles.

There's been some serious volumes of water flowing under that bridge in those floods!

I have a vivid memory of Peter Wherrett doing a travel show on TV and standing on the Victoria River Bridge, when it was in flood.

He said, "There's 9 Sydharbs an hour flowing under my feet! What's a Sydharb, you ask? It's the volume of water contained in Sydney Harbour! - so there's 9 times the volume of Sydney Harbour flowing under this bridge every hour!".

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Follow Up By: 9900Eagle - Thursday, Jun 16, 2016 at 19:37

Thursday, Jun 16, 2016 at 19:37
Built the same as the old Burdekin rail bridge that let the water just go over it and kept the bridge supports as strong as they could be.
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Follow Up By: Member -Pinko (NSW) - Friday, Jun 17, 2016 at 08:08

Friday, Jun 17, 2016 at 08:08
That reply was good reading Ron.
For a small town the tourism machine is onto it.
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