SA Algebuckina Bridge

Algebuckina Bridge

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The Algebuckina Bridge could be a Victorian era railway bridge south-east of Oodnadatta, on the Central Australian Railway in Australian state, and opened in Jan 1892. it had been the longest bridge in Australian state till construction of the Seaford residential district railway line across the Onkaparinga stream south of state capital in 2014. 

Of lattice steel construction, it includes nineteen spans every one hundred feet (30 m) long. it had been strong in 1926 to permit it to hold heavier trains. 

It was engineered by a team of around 350 men, operating in extreme desert heat. Many graves area unit near , and one in all them, David Saunders, died in Jan 1890 from “heart malady accelerated by heat attack.” 

The bridge crosses the plain of the Neales stream, that is susceptible to seasonal flooding, and replaced a surface-level railway that was often washed away. once a severe get 1974, which nearly reached the bridge decks, the road was enclosed 1981 and a brand new route engineered one hundred miles any west.

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