Wagga Wagga Railway Lattice Bridge and Viaducts, Murrumbidgee River, 1880-

From Engineering Heritage New South Wales


This railway crossing of the Murrumbidgee River and flood plain was planned by John Whitton, Engineer-in-Chief for Railways 1856-90. Assembled from components manufactured in England, the 4-span continuous wrought iron lattice bridge was completed in November 1880. The original timber viaducts were completed in 1879 then replaced by the present steel viaducts during 1897-1901. As part of the rail link between Sydney and Melbourne through the Riverina, these structures have been of immense national value.



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Engineering Heritage Recognition Program

Marker Type Historic Engineering Marker (HEM)
Award Date 11 November 1995 (Plaquing Date)
Prominent People Sir John Whitton
Nomination Document Available here
Ceremony Booklet Available here
Interpretation Panel None installed.
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