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Picture relating to Burrum River - titled 'Burrum River railway bridge undergoing construction, 1884'
Picture relating to Darra - titled 'Line sketch of a railway accident at Darra, 1884'
Picture relating to Grandchester - titled 'Grandchester Railway Station, Queensland, ca. 1884'

Burrum River railway bridge undergoing construction, 1884

contributed by QldPics, taken in 1884
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The line was opened to the Burrum River on 31 March 1883. A temporary bridge was completed over the Burrum River and opened on 11 April 1883. The line was opened to Howard in June 1883. The sinking of the pylons for the Burrum Bridge was begun in 1883 and the bridge completed in 1884 with traffic moving across it on 4 April 1884. Timber from the temporary bridge is stacked beside the new bridge. The bridge consisting of both steel and timberwork was constructed to an eight ton axle load with the main steel openings being 150 feet in length and the cylinder piers 75 feet from ground level. (Description supplied with photograph.)

Workers can be seen posing on the bridge.

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