Meadowbank Railway Bridge

From Engineering Heritage New South Wales

This was the eleventh of John Whitton’s 12 lattice railway bridges, 1871-87.

It is the longest of the group, was only the second with double track and represented the pinnacle of British bridge technology.

Fabricated in England, it was erected by local contractor Amos Bros at a cost of 69,000 pounds.

It was part of the important 1889 railway link from Sydney to Newcastle which was used as a symbol of the emerging Federation of Australia.

Out of service for 20 years it became a cycle and pedestrian path in April 2000.

EHS Meadowbank Bridge Photograph 1.JPG


Coordinates 33°49′19″S 151°05′20″E

EHS Meadowbank Bridge Photograph 2.JPG
EHS Meadowbank Bridge Photograph 3.JPG


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Engineering Heritage Recognition Program

Marker Type Historic Engineering Marker (HEM)
Award Date 8 July 2001
Prominent People John Whitton, John Fowler.
Nomination Document Available here
Ceremony Report Available here
Interpretation Panel As photo attached
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