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Manning River railway bridge, Taree
1059 - Taree rail bridge over Manning River - SHR Plan No 2665 (5012241b100).jpg
Heritage boundaries
Coordinates 31°53′01″S 152°10′09″E / 31.8835°S 152.1692°E / -31.8835; 152.1692Coordinates: 31°53′01″S 152°10′09″E / 31.8835°S 152.1692°E / -31.8835; 152.1692
Carries North Coast line
Crosses Manning River
Locale Near Mount George, Taree, Mid-Coast Council, New South Wales, Australia
Other name(s)
  • Taree rail bridge over Manning River
  • Mount George Rail Bridge over Manning River
Owner RailCorp
Characteristics
Design Truss bridge
Material Steel
Longest span 61 metres (200 ft)
Number of spans 4
History
Constructed by A. S. Norquay for Smith, Timms & Co.
Fabrication by R. Tulloch and Co. Ltd of Phoenix Ironworks
Construction end 1911
Official name: Taree rail bridge over Manning River; Mount George Rail Bridge over Manning River
Type: State heritage (built)
Designated: 2 April 1999
Reference #: 1059
Type: Railway Bridge / Viaduct
Category: Transport - Rail

The Manning River railway bridge is a heritage-listed railway bridge that carries the North Coast line across the Manning River located at Mount George, near Taree in the Mid-Coast Council local government area of New South Wales, Australia. The bridge is also known as the Mount George Rail Bridge over Manning River. The property is owned by RailCorp, an agency of the Government of New South Wales. It was added to the New South Wales State Heritage Register on 2 April 1999.

History

The bridge was built in 1911. It was manufactured by R. Tulloch and Co. Ltd of Phoenix Ironworks in Pyrmont, Sydney, and was erected by A. S. Norquay for Smith, Timms & Co., contractors for the Gloucester to Taree section of the North Coast railway line.

It underwent repairs in 2005-2006.

Description

It is a steel truss bridge comprising four 61-metre (200 ft) spans.

Heritage listing

The underbridge over the Manning River is a typical structure on the North Coast railway line and a major structure in the local area.

The Taree rail bridge over Manning River was listed on the New South Wales State Heritage Register on 2 April 1999 having satisfied the following criteria.

The place possesses uncommon, rare or endangered aspects of the cultural or natural history of New South Wales.

This item is assessed as historically rare. This item is assessed as arch. rare. This item is assessed as socially rare.

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