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Railway Viaduct Crossing Mulwaree Ponds

Item details

Name of item: Railway Viaduct Crossing Mulwaree Ponds
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Transport - Rail
Category: Railway Bridge/ Viaduct
Primary address: Mulwaree Street, Goulburn, NSW 2580
Local govt. area: Goulburn Mulwaree


All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
Mulwaree StreetGoulburnGoulburn Mulwaree  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

The Goulburn Railway Viaduct over Mulwaree Ponds is of NSW State Heritage Significance. The viaduct, erected in 1915, is the longest on the Main South Line with 13 x 13.1 m (43 feet) clear span brick arches. The bridge retains its original fabric and structure. On the north side there are the brick piers of the 1869 bridge for the original single track to Goulburn, built during the Whitton era. because it is part of the major duplication of the Main South Railway. The use of brick construction compliments the natural environment, the duplication work contributed significantly to the continued development of South Western New South Wales, commercially through freight trains and socially through faster, passenger trains. In the ‘era of brick arch construction’, 1910-1923, there were around 90 railway sites where brick arches singly and in multiples, for clear spans from 6.1 m (20 feet) to 13.1 m (43 feet) were built.
Date significance updated: 25 Jun 08
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Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Local Environmental PlanRailway Viaduct Crossing Mulwaree PondsI25820 Feb 09   

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Database number: 2933205

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