Lennox Bridge - NSW

  River Crossing

Position

DEG: -33.754318 150.632401
DMS: 33º 45' 15.55" S 150º 37' 56.64" E
UTM: 56 H 6262566mN 280706mE
Altitude: 194.87m

Description

Place Type

Infrastructure - River Crossing

Location

54.38kms West of Sydney - Driving 59.7 km (49 mins)
217.75kms NorthEast of Canberra - Driving 286 km (2 hours 51 mins)
682.07kms NorthEast of Melbourne - Driving 877 km (8 hours 25 mins)
733.3kms South of Brisbane - Driving 955 km (10 hours 16 mins)

Address & Contact

Mitchells Pass
Glenbrook NSW 2773
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Information

Major Thomas Mitchell surveyed and recommended a road to be built up the eastern escarpment of the Blue Mountains. Mitchell wanted to build a strong and durable stone bridge which could withstand fire and flood, the destroyers of so many wooden structures in the colony. Unfortunately there were no suitable and highly skilled people thought to be in Australia. Luck would have it that a chance meeting with Mitchell and Scottish immigrant and master stone mason David Lennox began. After arriving in Sydney in June 1832, Lennox was currently working on a stone wall for the Legislative Council Chambers in Macquarie Street, Sydney. Lennox had 20 years experience and decided to join Thomas Mitchell to plan, design and build the Lennox Bridge which was completed in 1833.
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Closest Weather Station

TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts

Closest Climatic Station

Penrith Lakes Aws
Distance from Lennox Bridge 5.74km NE
 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Mean Max. °C30.829.527.424.420.918.117.619.823.225.527.129.1
Mean Min. °C18.518.516.613.09.36.75.56.29.312.014.916.9
Mean Rain mm91.2135.171.641.642.052.532.127.533.456.582.155.6

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