Savannah Way/Gulf

Submitted: Saturday, May 27, 2006 at 16:32
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Hi,

Noticed from the RACQ web site that the road from Normanton to NT via Burketown & Hells Gate is still closed. We are going that way (hopefully) in about 4 weeks travelling from Newcastle.

Does anybody have any knowledge of that road & its current condition?

Any idea of when it would be likely to be opened (I know that depends on the weather),

Thanks

Willy
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Reply By: Member - Tim - Saturday, May 27, 2006 at 21:01

Saturday, May 27, 2006 at 21:01
Hi Willy,

I got back from Burketown a few weeks ago and posted about it in another post (33644). If you have a look at my reply in that post there is a link to some fairly recent photos of the causeway across the Leichardt River on that road. The nearest station is Floraville so they would probably be able to help or it may be better to talk to the council, police or caravan park in Burketown. I expect the water has gone down a lot since I was there but the damage may not have been repaired yet.

Tim.
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Follow Up By: Lost one - Saturday, May 27, 2006 at 21:15

Saturday, May 27, 2006 at 21:15
G'Day Willy

We will be in Lawn Hill in early July.

Do you reckon the road from Kingfishers will be open?
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Reply By: Harry - Sunday, May 28, 2006 at 18:54

Sunday, May 28, 2006 at 18:54
TIM,
Looking at your profile photos, where is that log bridge and how long do you reckon it was, also how thick do you think the logs would have been ?
Why I'm asking is because I'm looking at building a trestle bridge and anything like your bridge I'm interested in.
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Follow Up By: Member - Tim - Sunday, May 28, 2006 at 19:23

Sunday, May 28, 2006 at 19:23
Hi Harry,

That bridge was on the OTL on the way to Cape York. it was over a creek called Nolans Brook and I believe is not there any more. It was not a lot longer than what you can see in that photo and was probably three logs each side. I have no idea who put it there or how they chose the logs. We just used it rather than going through the creek in a pretty soft area.

Tim.
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Reply By: Harry - Sunday, May 28, 2006 at 19:37

Sunday, May 28, 2006 at 19:37
Good 1 Tim, thanks for that
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