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Mount George, Manning River Underbridge

Item details

Name of item: Mount George, Manning River Underbridge
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Transport - Rail
Category: Railway Bridge/ Viaduct
Primary address: 339.954km North Coast Railway, Mount George, NSW 2424
Parish: Wyoming
County: Macquarie
Local govt. area: Greater Taree

Boundary:

The listing boundary is the area on which the bridge is located including embankments, abutments, supports and track formation for a distance of 20 metres in all directions.
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
339.954km North Coast RailwayMount GeorgeGreater TareeWyomingMacquariePrimary Address

Owner/s

Organisation NameOwner CategoryDate Ownership Updated
Australian Rail Track CorporationState Government 

Statement of significance:

The Mount George Manning River Underbridge is a good representative example of an early twentieth century steel truss bridge constructed as part of the ambitious and important North Coast Railway. It is an example of the first phase of steel truss construction on the North Coast Railway between 1911 and 1913. The bridge is a prominent structure and an example of robust and enduring railway engineering.
Date significance updated: 15 Jul 10
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Description

Builder/Maker: Smith, Timms & Co.
Physical description: The Mount George, Manning River Underbridge is a steel through truss with four 200-feet (61m) spans. The bridge includes a walkway on the Up side.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
repairs 2005/06
Date condition updated:04 Apr 06
Current use: Operational railway bridge on North Coast Line

Historic themes

Australian theme (abbrev)New South Wales themeLocal theme
3. Economy-Developing local, regional and national economies Transport-Activities associated with the moving of people and goods from one place to another, and systems for the provision of such movements (none)-

Assessment of significance

SHR Criteria a)
[Historical significance]
It is an example of the first phase of steel truss construction on the North Coast Railway between 1911 and 1913.
SHR Criteria c)
[Aesthetic significance]
The bridge is a prominent structure and an example of robust and enduring railway engineering.
SHR Criteria g)
[Representativeness]
The Mount George Manning River Underbridge is a good representative example of an early twentieth century steel truss bridge.
Assessment criteria: Items are assessed against the PDF State Heritage Register (SHR) Criteria to determine the level of significance. Refer to the Listings below for the level of statutory protection.

Listings

Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Heritage Act - s.170 NSW State agency heritage register     

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
State Rail Authority Heritage Register Study1999SRA242State Rail Authority  No

References, internet links & images

TypeAuthorYearTitleInternet Links
WrittenFraser, Don1995Bridges down under: the history of railway underbridges in NSW

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: State Government
Database number: 4280242


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