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Como Rail Bridge

General Information

Completion: 1885
Status: in use

Project Type

Structure: Lattice truss bridge
Pony truss bridge
Function / usage: original use:
Railroad (railway) bridge
current use:
Pedestrian bridge (footbridge)
Material: Iron bridge

Location

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Crosses:
  • Georges River

Technical Information

Dimensions

main span 48.5 m

Materials

truss wrought iron
caissons cast iron
reinforced concrete

Chronology

26 December 1885

Illawarra Line officially opened and bridge used for celebrations.

November 1972

Decommissioned after reinforced concrete bridge built parallel to it,

December 1985

The bridge is re-opened for pedestrian traffic.

Notes

The Como Rail Bridge is one of twelve lattice truss bridges ordered, imported and constructed for the Railway Department of New South Wales, Australia [from 1871 to 1887] Eleven of these lattice truss bridges survive.

Participants

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  • About this
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  • Structure-ID
    20022403
  • Date created
    24/07/2006
  • Last Update
    05/02/2016